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Western Aircraft to expand, double size of Boise campus

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Western Aircraft, an aircraft maintenance and repair company, announced its plan to expand and double the size of its Boise campus.

Located near Gowen Field on 18-acres of land, the current campus is 90,000 square feet and is expected to double in size to 183,000 square feet.

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According to Western Aircraft’s announcement, the plan includes adding a hangar and back shop/office space. The project is expected to cost $17 million.

“We are proud to be based in Idaho and to continue to grow and expand our presence here in Boise,” said Vice President and General Manager for Western Aircraft Austin Shontz.

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Along with additional space, the expansion will also bring more jobs to Idaho.

“From technicians to back- office support, Western Aircraft is creating more than 130 new high-paying jobs,” said Idaho Department of Commerce Director Tom Kealey.

The project is expected to be completed early next year.

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