Air Wisconsin Airlines has announced plans to build a new aircraft maintenance base facility in Appleton in conjunction with Appleton International Airport and Outagamie County, WI, the company said.
This new facility will be located near the north-west area of the airfield and will have approximately 30,000 square feet of hangar space in addition to 7,000 square feet of office and maintenance support space.
Construction of the new state-of-the-art-hangar, which will house up to four regional jets, will commence in early July and will be completed by the end of this year.
The new maintenance facility will add 80 new high paying jobs at Air Wisconsin over the next six months, including the addition of A&P and Avionics Technicians to maintain and accommodate more aircraft as a result of the growth in United Express flights operating into Appleton. Air Wisconsin is offering new A&P and Avionics Technicians bonuses up to $4,500 at the Appleton maintenance base. Additional Maintenance Controllers are also being added and these positions are eligible for $15,000 bonuses with a two year commitment.
Air Wisconsin Airlines operates as United Express on behalf of United Airlines. Air Wisconsin Airlines´ CRJ-200 regional jets carry an estimated 5 million passengers a year and help unite the world by bringing passengers from hometowns large and small to United Airline´s hubs that provide them with a gateway to countless global travel destinations.