Erlanger, Ky. (January 15, 2020) – FEAM Aero opened its new 103,000-square-foot $19 million hangar at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) today with a grand opening event. The facility opening creates the need for more than 100 high-paying aircraft mechanic jobs and supports the growing global logistics network at the airport.
Lynxs Group developed the eight-acre site for FEAM Aero who is operating the hangar accommodating wide body 747 aircraft for maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO).
FEAM has operated at CVG since July 2015 and currently employs more than 200 technicians servicing DHL, Amazon and passenger aircraft. With the addition of 100+ new job opportunities, the company will employ more than 300 making the CVG operation FEAM’s largest in the U.S.
"As aviation and aircraft maintenance services continue to be in high demand, we're grateful to CVG Airport for understanding the need for our services, and for allowing this hangar to be part of the economic and innovative growth of the airport and state," said Cam Murphy, FEAM Managing Director. "Not only will this facility help us to expand our services and provide high-quality aircraft services to our clients, but this investment represents our commitment to create more jobs and build opportunities."
“Atlas Air manages a diverse, complex and time-definite global network for an elite customer base with extensive operations in CVG,” said John Dietrich, President and CEO, Atlas Air Worldwide. “Our team is committed to the highest levels of safety, reliability and customer service. The new FEAM maintenance facility in CVG will greatly enhance our ability to support our fleet and deliver the highest levels of service for our customers.”
“Lynxs Group is delighted to be the developer for the wide body maintenance hangar at CVG airport, which is one of the most dynamic airports in global logistics today. The wide body maintenance hangar operated by FEAM Aero will provide critical aircraft maintenance support for all aircraft operations using CVG including DHL, Prime Air, Atlas Air and others,” said Ray Brimble, CEO and Founder Lynxs Group.
“Among CVG’s strategic goals are to grow air cargo operations, and develop available airport land, both of which are achieved with this project,” said Candace McGraw, CEO, CVG. “We’re delighted that FEAM and Lynxs chose this site to support the rapid cargo growth at CVG. We are grateful for the strong partnership and look forward to sustaining this success.”
Left to Right: Steve Parker, Kenneth Duke, Candace McGraw, Fred Murphy, Ray Brimble, John Dietrich, Jim Forbes
About FEAM Aero
FEAM Aero is a major aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul company founded in 1992 and headquartered in Miami, Fla. The company has advanced aircraft repair capabilities, a wide line station network and approvals for work with current and next-generation aircraft, including the B787 and A350. FEAM Aero emphasizes technical training, top tier quality control and continuous improvement within its company mission. It operates over 30 facilities across 22 states and has ties globally.
About Lynxs Group
For the past 25 years, Lynxs Group has developed and managed aviation related properties domestically as well as internationally. Lynxs’s entrepreneurial origins remain at the core of our endeavors as well as our spirit of innovation and creativity to develop and manage high-quality projects around the world. Lynxs Group owns aviation related properties in the following cities: Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky, KY; Austin, Corpus Christi and San Antonio, TX; Ft. Lauderdale, FL; and Anchorage, Alaska. Please visit our website for more details about our current and past projects. www.lynxs.com.
About CVG Airport
CVG has been serving commercial passengers since 1947. It is one of the fastest-growing airports in the country, having served 9.1 million passengers in 2019. The airport has more nonstop destinations than any airport in the Tri-State region (Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana), including direct international service to Paris, Toronto, Cabo San Lucas, Cancun, Montego Bay and Punta Cana. As the 8th largest cargo airport in North America, CVG is home to Amazon Air and DHL global hubs. The airport is recognized globally as a leading U.S. airport by SkyTrax World Airport Awards. CVG is the only airport in the country to receive Safety Act Designation and Certification from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), giving the airport the highest level of protections under the Act. CVGairport.com is your award-winning, travel-planning resource with flight status, security wait times, and parking availability.