Premier Aviation announces 'milestone' in Windsor

Premier Aviation's Windsor operation says it has reached "an important milestone."

Premier Aviation's Windsor operation says it has reached "an important milestone."

In a media release, the company said the first Boeing narrow-body aircraft is expected to arrive at the city's $23-million service hangar before the end of the month.

Since it opened, Premier has serviced eight regional aircraft in Windsor. The company claims it's on track to meet its projections of 10 to 12 aircraft of four different types by the end of the year.

The facility has employed and trained more than 50 full-time employees so far.

In June of last year, Mayor Eddie Francis said expected Premier to hire between 250 and 300 people within the next two years.

Louis Devault, general manager of the facility, echoed the mayor's prediction in September of last year when he told CBC News the facility would employ "hundreds" within two years.

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