Collins Aerospace Systems has announced its plan to invest in the developments of landing system facilities in Fort Worth, Spokane and Pueblo.
An increase in the demand for wheels, brakes and landing gear has led to a growth in the company’s Landing Systems business. The investment will lead to the creation of more than 100 jobs. In Forth Worth, it plans to provide MRO support for numerous Embraer ERJ 135/145 operators including Envoy. The new location “will be better positioned to support these customers’ needs.”
In Spokane, Washington, there are plans in the process to expand the current carbon brake manufacturing facility by 50%, creating 50 new jobs. 2021 will see the expansion of three more buildings.
A similar expansion in Pueblo, Colorado will also provide the community with work, adding 40,000 square feet to the existing site. This project began in 2015 and is due to be completed next year.
The new wheel and brake maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) facility in Fort Worth will be combined with the current landing gear operations run by Collins Aerospace. These adaptions are expected to bring the company closer to airline customers in the region.
“We are committed to investing in our business to better serve our customers,” commented Ajay Mahajan, VP, Landing Systems at Collins Aerospace.