Wichita MRO and FBO Will Add New Jobs, More Services and 17,000 Square Feet of Facilities
WICHITA, Kan. – On Sept. 27, Yingling Aviation announced its second major expansion project of 2023, a 14th building for its facility at Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport. Following a significant renovation, the 17,000-square-foot warehouse will be fully operational by January 2024. This will bring Yingling’s total facility space to more than 320,000 square feet.
As a result of the continued expansion, Yingling is actively hiring more than 80 new employees, specifically A&P mechanics, sheet metal technicians, avionics technicians and program managers. Yingling will use the new facility for sheet metal repair for flight control surfaces, major structural components, precision cutting on avionics panels, modification, and other services.
“We’re excited to see Yingling grow and are happy to partner with them on necessary property improvements. They’ve made great investments at the airport and continue to develop jobs along the way. This is a win-win situation that’s good for both the airport and for the community,” said Jesse R. Romo, director of airports for the Wichita Airport Authority.
Yingling President Andrew Nichols stated, “The fact that we continue to grow Yingling Aviation at Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport is proof of our close working relationship with the Wichita Airport Authority. It demonstrates our dedication to improving the opportunities in our Wichita community, our focus on customer service and providing superior quality of work, and the remarkable talents and skills of our employees.”
Nichols attributes Yingling’s continued expansion in part to its employees and customers. “Listening to our customers, taking care of our employees, and valuing simplicity as it relates to growth have been the keys to Yingling Aviation’s success over the many years,” Nichols said.
According to Nichols, Yingling’s growth shows no signs of stopping. “For our community, customers, vendors and potential employees, we are looking forward to announcing more exciting news in the coming months. The momentum is there, and we are not slowing down. There is more to come,” said Nichols.
About Yingling Aviation
Yingling Aviation is a full-service business aviation MRO and FBO services provider located at Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport (FBO:ICT). Founded in 1946, Yingling currently operates in more than 300,000 square feet of facility space with more than 180 employees.