Thursday, May 17, 2018

Lake Charles getting aero center

LAKE CHARLES, La. – Gov John Bel Edwards and Citadel Completions LLC announced the company will make a $17.6 million investment and hire more than 250 people for an aircraft center for interior jet modifications and maintenance at Chennault International Airport in Lake Charles. According to a release from the governor's office, Citadel Completions estimates the new jobs at the maintenance, repair and overhaul facility will have an average annual salary of $80,000, plus benefits. Louisiana Economic Development estimates the project will result in an additional 347 indirect jobs. Hiring for the project is underway, with Citadel Completions expecting to begin operations by the third quarter of 2018. Citadel will use Hangars D and H and have a separate administrative building. (Source: KATC, Business Facilities, KALB, 05/17/18) Lake Charles is two hours west of Baton Rouge and three hours west of New Orleans along Interstate 10.