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PSA Airlines Starts Construction On New Hangar At Dayton Airport

Construction started last week on PSA Airline's expansion.
Ariel Van Cleave
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WYSO

Construction is underway on a $14 million expansion for PSA Airlines at the Dayton International Airport.

 

The new, 69,000 square-foot hangar will house aircraft and act as an engine-parts storage facility for the airline. This project follows completion of another operations control center earlier this year.

 

PSA Airlines President Dion Flannery says the company is building the facility with an eye toward future growth.

 

“As dynamics of the industry change, and they always do, I’m really thankful that we have a base here,” he said.

 

PSA is the only Ohio-based airline and has had its headquarters in Dayton since 1987. Flannery says that history helped with the decision to build the new hangar at the Dayton International Airport.

 

State Rep. Rick Perales says this type of the project will come in handy when trying to court other business.

 

“I can use this as a case study when someone says ‘why do I wanna go to Ohio?’ Let’s look at PSA and what they did and how they analyzed it,” Perales said. “And in their final analysis, this was the right place to be.”

Work on the new hangar is expected to wrap up by the spring. Airline officials anticipate the expansion will provide at least 42 new jobs.