Dayton International Airport says PSA Airlines, a subsidiary of the former US Airways and now part of American Airlines, will break ground Thursday on a $14 million expansion at the airport. The expansion is a new 69,000 square foot hangar that will house aircraft and act as an engine parts storage facility for the regional carrier. Earlier this year PSA finished building a 7,500 square foot operations control center.
PSA employs 440 people in Dayton and plans to hire another 42. The airline projects total local payroll at more than $20 million.
"The kick-off of the newest PSA expansion marks a great day for Dayton International Airport, but it's an even better day for the region," said Terrance Slaybaugh, airport director. "This hangar represents a continuing commitment by PSA to the airport and an investment in the future of Dayton."
PSA is also expanding at CVG. It is preparing to open a full-service maintenance base and is holding a job fair Saturday.
Some are hoping the regional carrier's new maintenance base will bring more American Airlines flights, according to our media partner WCPO.
When referring to the CVG expansion, PSA's website says, "This is the second new full-service maintenance facility PSA has added in the last year. This growth is expected to continue as PSA increases its footprint to service its growing fleet."
Dayton's $14 million expansion is expected to be finished by the spring of 2016.
PSA Airlines, Inc. is the only airline currently based in Ohio. It has been headquartered in Dayton since 1987.