C&L Aviation Group’s expansion lands 100 new jobs for Bangor

BANGOR, Maine – C&L Aviation Group is adding a $3-million-dollar expansion to its Bangor headquarters facility, refurbishing a newly leased hangar, adding two new buildings, increasing capabilities and creating at least 100 additional jobs over the next 2 years.

C&L is a global aviation services and aftermarket-support provider for regional and corporate aircraft specializing in quality parts, service, sales, leasing, maintenance, aircraft refurbishment and aircraft re-marketing. The company aims to make aircraft ownership more economical by providing all of their services in one location.

According to Nick McCrea of the Bangor Daily News, C&L Aviation Group had just 20 employees in 2010, when CEO Chris Kilgour purchased the maintenance portion of Telford Aviation Services and relocated his company’s headquarters from Australia to Bangor.

Today, nearly 160 mechanics, painters, upholsterers and others play a part in repairing or overhauling regional and corporate aircraft.

And now, thanks to a $2.48 million local and federal investment, Kilgour told BDN he could add as many as 200 more employees over the next few years. For career information, click here.

“Our company is always growing,” said C&L CEO Chris Kilgour. “This funding and the upcoming expansion will help fuel more growth, and we are grateful to the City of Bangor and our state’s congressional leadership for their continued support.”

Maine’s congressional delegation was critical in securing the EDA funding. C&L’s close relationship with the City of Bangor has been beneficial to both the company and the surrounding area through multiple endeavors over the past several years, the company said.

In 2014, C&L completed a $5-million expansion that tripled the company’s space and included a 17,000 square-foot paint hangar. That expansion was also partially funded by a grant from the EDA and it allowed C&L to move into new markets such as interior refurbishments for executive jets.

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