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Dewey Conroy, vice president and COO, Pacific Coast Avionics, announced that the company has completed a new 5,000-square-foot hangar expansion at Aurora State Airport (KUAO), located just south of Portland, Oregon.
“We not only celebrated our 25th anniversary in 2016, we also had one of the best years in our entire history with growth in all areas of our business, but especially with ADS-B installations,” said Conroy. “This new 5,000-square-foot addition now gives us nearly 20,000 square feet of hangar space to provide avionics installation and services for any aircraft up to mid-size business jets.”
“Our goal was to get the new hangar completed to coincide with the arrival of spring’s better weather,” said Conroy. “Owners want to have their avionics and aircraft ready for ‘flying season.'”
In addition to the increase in hangar space, Conroy also said that Pacific Coast Avionics is in the process of hiring four additional avionics technicians to help meet the increased demand for installations.
“While we’ve been seeing pretty steady growth over the past couple of years, I’d say by the looks of our increasing reservations list I’d say that owners are finally starting to take the ADS-B compliance mandate seriously,” he said. “By far, that has been the fastest growing part of our business over the past 18 months.”