EMERALD AEROSPACE IN KANSAS

Emerald Aerospace

The hangars that once housed Boeing in Wichita are being replaced with a fresh face. Emerald Aerospace moved into one of the 200,000 square foot hangars on the old Boeing property back in October. The company’s website states they work on interior completion and specialization of aircraft. They also say they will be able to work on aircraft as big as Boeing 747. It was back in 2011, when Boeing announced it was going to leave Wichita all together. It was a move that affected more than 2,100 workers here locally. By the end of 2013, Boeing military was gone. In December of 2014, the company, Air Capital Flight Line purchased the 413 acre site. Local businessmen Johnny Stevens and Dave Murfin told us back then, they intended for the location to be used for aviation and potentially other office based businesses. Emerald Aerospace now joins Spirit AeroSystems and NIAR as companies that are now outfitted on Boeing’s old property. KSN did speak with officials with Emerald Aerospace who wouldn’t comment on how many new jobs could be coming to the site.

Reported by: Chris Arnold KSN News, April 2016

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