A major aviation firm has announced a £5 million expansion plan at Birmingham Airport which will create 50 new jobs.
Eurojet Aviation, which offers aircraft management, charter and maintenance services, will build a new 41,000 sq ft complex at the airport.
It will feature a full-service fixed base operator (FBO) which means it has hangars on site and can look after airplanes and private operators.
The complex will also include a maintenance facility, commercial operations centre and an aircraft sales suite.
The maintenance facility is set for completion by the end of the year when it will become an official manufacturer-authorised service centre.
Eurojet will also base two of its managed Cessna Citation aircraft at the new base.
Eurojet managing director Graeme Campbell said: “Eurojet has operated from Birmingham for over 20 years and we are absolutely delighted to be locating this world-class development at such a high-profile airport in the heart of the country.
“The complete operational flexibility offered by Birmingham Airport – together with the tremendous support from the airport for the project – were decisive factors in selecting Birmingham, which is also the perfect location for the expansion of our FBO activities.
Birmingham Airport’s chief executive Paul Kehoe said: “Birmingham Airport is delighted that Eurojet Aviation has decided to open an aircraft maintenance centre at the airport on the Elmdon site.
“This represents an important development in the establishment of an aircraft maintenance cluster in the West Midlands.