Comlux America, the US aircraft completions and service centre arm of the Comlux Group, has opened its hangar extension in Indianapolis, a year after it broke ground on the new building.

The project has expanded the footprint of the VIP maintenance, repair and overhaul facility from 11,900m² (128,000ft²) to 14,600m², "which means the hangar can now house one widebody airliner [such as an Airbus A340-600 or Boeing 747-800] and up to four narrowbodies simultaneously,” says Comlux.

Comlux America

Comlux America

Work on the inaugural widebody, an Airbus ACJ330, is under way, with delivery of the VVIP airliner to its unnamed owner scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2017. “This aircraft will be the 12th VIP completion for Comlux America,” says the company, which is also outfitting a Boeing Business Jet and a Sukhoi Business Jet at the site.

Comlux is a relative newcomer to the VIP airliner completions market. It made its first foray into the sector in 2012, four years after its acquisition of Indianapolis Jet Center – an MRO faciltiy for Bombardier Challenger-series business jets.

Source: Flight International