MPP Skelly Welcomes Investment at Hamilton Airport

Published on February 15, 2019

 

Hamilton, ON – Today, Donna Skelly, MPP for Flamborough-Glanbrook and Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade attended the announcement of the $30 million investment by KF Aerospace at the Hamilton International Airport.

KF Aerospace plans to nearly triple its current workforce from 150 to 425 employees and expand its commercial maintenance repair facility as part of a four-year plan.

“This announcement reinforces the Ontario government’s “Open for Business” vision”, said Skelly. “Our government believes Hamilton is a driving force for the province’s economic future.” Hamilton Airport was one of the first sites Doug Ford toured after becoming premier.

KF Aerospace Vice-President Grant Stevens said, “We chose to invest in Hamilton Airport because of the opportunity to grow a successful operation and expand support to our customers.”

KF Aerospace’s partnership with Mohawk College will give students access to highly skilled and well-paying jobs and promotes skilled trades as a viable career path for young people. Skelly added, “We want Ontario to have the skilled trades workforce it needs to build a modern and thriving economy and this investment by KF Aerospace is another step in the right direction.”

KF Aerospace has been in Hamilton since 1994 and is Canada’s largest commercial aircraft maintenance repair and overhaul facility. Hamilton is the largest overnight express cargo airport in Canada.