Aviation Repair Technologies Has Shown Two Years Of Steady
An aviation maintenance firm in Blytheville, AK is set to add
300 jobs, as it has grown steadily over the past two years.
Aviation Repair Technolgies (ART), which is based at the
Arkansas Aeroplex in Blytheville, announced the expansion plans
Wednesday. Company CEO Ben Quevedo said demand for his firms
products are up, and he sees the economy beginning to turn the
Television station KAIT reports that ART's expansion represents
a $10 million investment, according to Quevedo. He said the company
plans to add a "very sophisticated" fully-automated machine shop
which will need highly skilled workers to fill two shifts 7 days a
week. He said in May, he plans to "hire the first graduating class"
from the Aviation Maintenance program at Arkansas Northeastern
The company also plans back shops where engine part re-work will
According to its website, ART performs maintenance on Canadair
CRJ and Embraer ERJ regional jets, ATR 42, ATR 72, and Q-Series
Dash 8 Turboprops, MD80s and Boeing 737s.