Silver Airways (Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood and Gainesville), this week previewed its new international maintenance headquarters at Orlando International Airport.
Scheduled to officially open in March, the project was made possible by a $3.5 million public transportation joint participation agreement from the Florida Department of Transportation to the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority, as well as a significant contribution from Silver Airways.
Silver Airways’ new facility will employ 200 people in the local Orlando-area community. The airline also employs an additional nearly 700 people throughout the State of Florida.
The project is a complete renovation that will be home to a 38,000 square-foot maintenance, repair and overhaul facility that includes two large aircraft hangars each capable of housing three to four aircraft, as well as office space. Silver Airways has committed to a long-term 30-year lease from the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority to headquarter its new maintenance facility in Orlando.
In other news, Silver Airways is resuming service in the following markets:
Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood to Governor’s Harbour with three weekly flights (Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays).
Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood to Great Exuma Island with five weekly flights (every day except Mondays and Thursdays).
Orlando to Marsh Harbour with daily service.
Jacksonville to Marsh Harbour with two weekly flights on Saturdays and Sundays.
Top Image: Silver Airways.
Silver Airways aircraft slide show: