Aviation Technical Services, one of North America’s largest third-party aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul providers, announced today that they are expanding operations in Missouri.
The company, headquartered in the state of Washington, will locate a facility at Kansas City International Airport, where they plan to create more than 500 new jobs over the next three to five years. This facility will be its first location outside the state of Washington.
“We’re very excited to be expanding to Kansas City,” said Matt Yerbic, CEO of ATS. “Joining this established and well-known aerospace community will allow us to launch operations quickly in order to support the growing needs of our customers.”
ATS was founded in 1970 in Everett, Wash., with only five employees. Since then, the company has grown to become one of the largest suppliers of airframe maintenance in the world, with more than 1,000 workers.
To assist Aviation Technical Services with its expansion, the Department of Economic Development and the City of Kansas City have authorized a strategic economic incentive package that the company can receive if it meets strict job creation and investment criteria. The Platte County Economic Development Council, the Kansas City Area Development Council, and the Economic Development Corporation of Kansas City also participated in making this announcement possible.