(ST. LOUIS/Oct. 6, 2011) Aero Charter Inc, the complete aircraft support company for business and private jets located at the Spirit of St. Louis Airport, announces the opening of its new 30,000 square foot hangar in Chesterfield. Construction began December 2010 and was completed on schedule in late August for just under $4 million. The new hangar adds an additional 4,200 square feet of shop area and 105,000 square feet of apron, more than doubling its current capacity. A formal grand opening ceremony will be held at the new hangar in the near future.
The company has experienced significant growth over the past year, with a 30 percent increase in chartered flights. As a result, Aero Charter has added five new employees in order to service its new customers, bringing the total to more than 50 people.
“Anticipating our company’s growth, we have been planning this expansion for more than a year,” says Aero Charter partner and president, John Morgenthaler, Jr. “The new hangar more than doubles our capacity to service the general aviation population.”
Growth for Aero Charter means more companies are using private aircraft and all the associated support services. Aero Charter’s business is growing as leaner companies look for efficiencies of time and expense. “The aviation industry is showing encouraging signs of growth,” says Morgenthaler. “We have responded by expanding our facilities in order to better position ourselves for the increasing demand.”