Washington County Maryland Welcomes Cycle Aviation to Hagerstown Regional Airport

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Avionics shop at HGR will support future attraction and new business opportunities

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“Now, with a shop in place, we’ll be able to leverage this tool in our toolbox to better serve aviation customers and can continue conversations to attract additional business to HGR,” said Gregory B. Murray, administrator, Washington County Government.

Washington County Government - Maryland is pleased to welcome Cycle Aviation to Hangar 64 at Hagerstown Regional Airport.

“Having an avionic shop onsite like Cycle Aviation to serve the HGR aviation community was a goal of the HGR marketing plan that we’ve worked diligently to accomplish,” said Gregory B. Murray, county administrator, Washington County Government – Maryland. “Now, with a shop in place, we’ll be able to leverage this tool in our toolbox to better serve aviation customers and can continue conversations to attract additional business to HGR.”

Cycle Aviation will establish an aircraft maintenance and repair operation at HGR to include the creation of up to 40 full-time positions as part of a $100,000 conditional loan agreement approved by the Washington County Board of Commissioners. Average wage for positions being created is $30 – a figure almost double the per capita money income average for the State of Maryland.

“Expanding our service locations to include a site at Hagerstown Regional Airport was the next logical step for our business,” said Mark Granger, president, Cycle Aviation. “With this new location, we’ll have
many resources at our disposal including assets like the Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics for staffing needs and room to grow as we buildout our client portfolio.”

In return, Cycle Aviation will also make more than $150,000 in capital expenditures as part of the expansion project. These funds will be reinvested in new equipment for the business expansion project in Hangar 64 and work is set to begin immediately.    

Cycle Aviation will open its doors to the aviation community during a May 3 grand opening celebration. More details about the event will follow closer to the opening date.

To learn more about Cycle Aviation, visit: http://www.cycleaviation.com/. To learn more about businesses at Hagerstown Regional Airport, visit, http://flyhagerstown.com/airport_info/businesses.html

For additional information, contact Public Relations Manager James Jenkins at 240-313-2384.

About Hagerstown Regional Airport
Hagerstown Regional Airport (HGR), a financially self-supporting airport complex managed by Washington County, is home to a variety of businesses that provide travel services to the general public and airside services to the general aviation community. The 400-acre facility includes a secured perimeter, an air traffic control tower, state-of-the-art navigational aids, and the second-longest public runway in the State of Maryland. Sun Air provides passenger service to Dulles International Airport (IAD) and Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT). Allegiant provides passenger service to Orlando Sanford International Airport (SFB) and St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport (PIE). Visit http://www.FlyHagerstown.com for more information.

About Washington County, Maryland Government
Washington County, Maryland Government strives to fulfill its duty to the citizens of Washington County with regard to operational efficiency, fiscal responsibility, and responsiveness to the needs of the community. This vision is used to ably assist the Board of County Commissioners of Washington County in achieving goals for moving the County forward as present needs and future plans are addressed.

According to the Maryland Department of Legislative Services, the Washington County General Fund has one of the lowest costs per capita for services provided of all 23 counties and Baltimore City. This is attributed to the efficiency, staffing levels, and cost containment exhibited in Washington County Government operations. Visit http://www.washco-md.net for more information.

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