ATLANTA—After purchasing a 25,000 sq. ft. facility located close to its existing production facility in Fayetteville, Georgia earlier this year, Jetaire says it is now moving onto the second phase of its expansion plan where it’ll look for an additional building to grow capacity.
The first phase, centered on the facility, is expected to be completed within the next month. “We’d been looking for a building for a couple of months before identifying one a few weeks ago,” Michael Williams, president of Jetaire, says of the phase one facility. “The building is now being modified for our purposes, including placing machinery and inventory in.”
Phase two, should Jetaire be able to find a suitable building, would add another 20,000 sq. ft. in the nearby area.
Williams says while the company is looking to enhance some of its manufacturing capabilities, the planned facility is also driven by a need for more volume for Jetaire, which has developed more than 500 FAA approvals while possessing design approval for more than 40 supplemental type certificates.
Once work is complete, the company says it will move forward with expanding its corporate offices and administrative departments and move them to the new facility.
Jetaire has also been adding new products to its portfolio. Last year, it patented its Invicta reticulated foam technology system, described by the company as a center tank flammability reduction and ignition mitigation method solution.
The product is FAA-certified for Airbus A320 family aircraft, along with the Boeing 737, 737NG, 757 and 767 aircraft. Jetaire says certification of the system for the 777 aircraft is likely to be completed in the next two months. Another STC for the A330 is anticipated within the next three months.
“These are two aircraft types that are driving further expansion,” Williams adds.