Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Enterprise getting aviation jobs

ENTERPRISE, Ala. -- Enterprise will be getting 200 helicopter maintenance jobs in the next year-and a-half, thanks to a resolution approved by the city council Tuesday night for a new facility at the Enterprise Municipal Airport. Brightwater Aviation Lender LLC of Chicago, parent of Alabama Aircraft Support, was authorized a loan of $3.5 million from the city council for a $12 million project that would include a 60,000 square foot hangar. The city passed a bond issue in 2011 for $12 million, $7.5 million of which was allotted for economic development. The $3.5 million loan will come from that money. The company will refurbish helicopters. The airport is not far from Fort Rucker, home of Army helicopter training. (Source: Dothan Eagle, 11/20/13)