Constant Aviation Invests in Enhanced Aircraft Painting Facility at Orlando Sanford Airport

  • Investment will generate 50 new jobs in the Orlando area
  • High level of air traffic to and from Florida drives increased demand for aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul
  • Continued facility upgrades meet customer demand, enhance efficiency, reduce aircraft downtime and ensure industry-leading quality service

CLEVELAND--()--Constant Aviation, one of the country’s largest maintenance, repair and overhaul businesses (MROs), today announced major improvements at its aircraft painting operation at Orlando Sanford International Airport (ICAO: KSFB) which will expand its capabilities and require hiring additional technicians. The paint shop is part of a full-service MRO facility and can accommodate large-cabin aircraft such as the Gulfstream 650, Dassault Falcon 7X and Bombardier Global. It is the latest in a series of upgrades at Orlando Sanford since Constant Aviation opened the facility four years ago, and is expected to bring 50 new jobs to Orlando.

“The continued expansion of our offering at Orlando Sanford International Airport, with increased efficiencies and faster turnaround, will reduce aircraft down time, all while maintaining the highest levels of quality work,” said Constant Aviation Chief Executive Officer David Davies. “And by locating this facility in one of the busiest states for private jet travel, it enables us to offer a full set of services to aircraft owners from all over.”

The company recently earned certification through the FAA’s Safety Management System (SMS) Program, ranking Constant Aviation among the leaders nationally in business aviation maintenance safety and risk mitigation.

The first aircraft to be painted in the new facility, a Bombardier Global Express, is scheduled to happen on May 15, according to Kevin Dillon, Constant Aviation’s Chief Operating Officer. “When we entered the Orlando market, we expanded the facilities to handle more aircraft, increased our ability to handle more airframe types and extended our leases. Now, we continue to invest in enhancements based on robust demand. These improvements to the aircraft painting operation will allow us to improve our paint efficiencies, increasing our available paint slots by 20%.”

Also at the Orlando Sanford facility is Constant’s dedicated interior center where cabinetmakers and upholsterers specialize in complete cabin reconfigurations and refurbishments. These modifications improve the comfort and usability of each aircraft for its operators. Other capabilities at Orlando Sanford include scheduled inspections, avionics upgrades and general maintenance on aircraft from a variety of manufacturers.

In the four years since acquiring its Orlando facility, Constant Aviation has added nearly 35,000 square feet of hangar space and invested more than $10 million in physical improvements. In 2020, Constant Aviation underscored its commitment to Orlando by extending the leases for its paint and interior modification facilities through 2028. The lease for its primary maintenance facility extends through 2030.

Constant Aviation also operates aircraft maintenance facilities at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (ICAO: KCLE) and a nationwide network of mobile technicians deploying from 24 strategically-located base stations and providing dedicated maintenance, avionics and structure services.

To learn more about Constant Aviation and its operation at Orlando Sanford International Airport, or to inquire about job openings, contact info@constantaviation.com or call 216-261-7119.

About Constant Aviation

Constant Aviation specializes in aircraft and engine maintenance, major repairs, avionics, interiors and paint. In addition, it offers mobile response services through its AOG division, and engineering, accessory and composite services through its Nextant Aerospace division. With more than 15 years of expertise in a comprehensive array of business jet airframes, Constant Aviation has raised the bar in aircraft maintenance expectations by focusing on quality, always. For more information, visit constantaviation.com, or follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn.

Contacts

Nicholas Parmelee
The Hubbell Group, Inc.
216-406-5602 (mobile)
781-878-8882 (office)
nparmelee@hubbellgroup.com

Release Summary

Constant Aviation announces major improvements to its aircraft painting operation at Orlando Sanford International Airport.

Contacts

Nicholas Parmelee
The Hubbell Group, Inc.
216-406-5602 (mobile)
781-878-8882 (office)
nparmelee@hubbellgroup.com