Aircraft maintenance and overhaul company FEAM Aero has opened a new cargo maintenance facility at Cincinnati  / Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) in the US.

The new $19m facility is spread over an area of 103,000ft². Its opening is expected to generate around 100 aircraft mechanic jobs.

Texas-based real estate developer Lynxs Group was responsible for the development of the site.

FEAM Aero will use the hangar to carry-out maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) work for wide-body 747 aircraft.

The company began operations at CVG in July 2015 and employs approximately 200 technicians who provide services for DHL, Amazon and passenger aircraft.

This facility at CVG will be the team’s largest in the US.

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FEAM managing director Cam Murphy said: “As aviation and aircraft maintenance services continue to be in high demand, we’re grateful to CVG Airport for understanding the need for our services, and for allowing this hangar to be part of the economic and innovative growth of the airport and state.

“Not only will this facility help us to expand our services and provide high-quality aircraft services to our clients, but this investment represents our commitment to create more jobs and build opportunities.”

Last November, the US Department of Transportation (USDOT) provided an $11.6m grant to CVG under the Airport Improvement Program.

The programme funds different airport infrastructure projects across the country, including runways, taxiways and signage.