An aviation company is planning to set up shop in Salina, bringing with it 50 jobs initially, and within three years up to 450 jobs.
According to officials as the Salina Regional Airport, their largest hangar, Hangar 959, has been leased to 1 Vision Aviation.
1 Vision is currently headquartered in Sioux City, Iowa, and is FAA certified FAR part 145 repair station. The company is a complete maintenance, repair, and overhaul facility which provides all manner of airframe inspections and repairs as well as power plant work on many types of large air carrier sized aircraft.
In addition, 1 Vision has a General Aviation division with both maintenance and avionics capabilities that is planned to be incorporated into the Salina operation. This division will work on smaller private planes up to and including corporate type aircraft.
1 Vision is operating at 100% capacity in Sioux City and has a growing list of airline customer contracts necessitating the expansion to Salina.
Upon startup the company has immediate plans to employ 50 workers when it occupies H959 July 1, with expectations to employ up to 450 within three years. The company’s job numbers will grow as new airline business is contracted.
In a special meeting Thursday, June 20 the Salina Airport Authority board approved financing for $2.6 million in repairs and improvements to H959 in support of 1 Vision’s expansion project.
Other details will be announced, including plans for a welcome and introduction of 1 Vision Aviation to the community.
1 Vision Aviation is qualified and trained to perform maintenance on many fleet types including transport category aircraft. 1 Vision Aviation is a Part 145 FAA Repair Station and is also certified to work on Transport Canada aircraft
1 Vision Aviation performs line maintenance, service checks, heavy checks, modifications, painting of the aircraft (interior and exterior) and components, sheet metal work, refurbishment, fiberglass repair, and more.
1 Vision can support airlines with an AOG team capable of deploying to anywhere in the continental U.S. within 12 hours to get aircraft on the ground back in the air.