x
Breaking News
More (0) »

New Orleans's Leading Local News: Weather, Traffic, Sports and more | New Orleans, Louisiana | WWLTV.com

Aviation maintenance company opening at Shreveport airport

The startup company, called AAS, plans to create 60 new jobs at the site by next year, with an average annual salary of $49,600 plus benefits.
File photo of an American Airlines plane. (Photo: Getty Images)

SHREVEPORT, La. — An aviation maintenance and repair facility will open at a northwest Louisiana airport to serve commercial airline customers. Gov. John Bel Edwards announced Advanced Aero Services's plans for a new facility at the Shreveport Regional Airport. 

The startup company, called AAS, plans to create 60 new jobs at the site by next year, with an average annual salary of $49,600 plus benefits. 

Hiring is expected to begin within two months. AAS plans to establish its operations in an existing hangar located in the Shreveport Regional Airport’s Aeropark. 

Then, it will seek financing for an expansion that the governor's office said is expected to lead to as many as 1,000 jobs within the decade. 

Louisiana is giving AAS workforce training assistance along with tax breaks.

More Stories: 

RELATED: Audit: Louisiana city's pay supplement may have been illegal

RELATED: Virginia officials preparing for unprecedented gun-rights rally

► Get breaking news from your neighborhood delivered directly to you by downloading the new FREE WWL-TV News app now in the IOS App Store or Google Play.

‎Stay up-to-date with the latest news and weather in the New Orleans area on the all-new free WWL TV app. Our app features the latest breaking news that impacts you and your family, interactive weather and radar, and live video from our newscasts and local events. LOCAL & BREAKING NEWS * Receive r...