Century Aviation looks at expansion in Klamath Falls

April 10, 2017

(Photo courtesy of Kevin N. Hume, Herald and News)
(Photo courtesy of Kevin N. Hume, Herald and News)

In conjunction with plans to build a hangar at the Crater Lake-Klamath Regional Airport (Oregon), local business Century Aviation is considering expanding operations.

Klamath Falls City Council on Monday approved a resolution for design services with Mead & Hunt to construct the 30,000-square-foot hangar on the east side of the airport. The hangar will be constructed through a $2.8 million ConnectOregon grant obtained by the city in January, in addition to a $1.2 million match covered through lease payments by the potential tenant.

Airport Manager John Barsalou emphasized to council that he wasn’t satisified creating a space that would sit empty.

“I didn’t want to build just to build another vacant building in the city,” Barsalou told council members.

“We went through the process of not only selecting an engineering firm but also a tenant. We were able to successfully retain Century Aviation, who wants to expand their existing facility and their operation. They’ve said they are interested in the building and now we need to move forward with design services in order to accomplish that.

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