Lieutenant Governor Bolling Participates in Orion Air Group Groundbreaking Ceremony
Bolling helps break ground on expansion project creating new jobs
Ibbie HedrickFriday, July 09, 2010
Richmond - A groundbreaking ceremony was held today on the site of Orion's future $4.0 million combined hanger/office space complex at Air Commerce Park located at the Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport. Lieutenant Governor Bill Bolling, Newport News Vice Mayor Joseph Whitaker and the Peninsula Airport Commission helped Orion Air Group break ground on their new facility.
The new complex will serve as the corporate headquarters for Orion Air Group, while providing the necessary space for expansion of the Company's Air Operations Center. The project will include the retention of 57 jobs for the Hampton Roads region while netting 51 new jobs with an average annual salary of $81,569 within the next 12 months.
Speaking about today's groundbreaking, Lieutenant Governor Bolling commented, "I am delighted to be here today on behalf of Governor McDonnell to participate in this important groundbreaking. We are very pleased that Orion Air Group has decided to locate its corporate headquarters at the Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport. This decision will help retain 57 jobs that Orion currently has in the Newport News area, and add 51 good, high paying jobs over the next 12 months. Clearly, Orion recognizes that Virginia is a great place to do business and they want to be part of the future growth that will occur on Virginia's Peninsula. We look forward to working with them to help grow their business even more in the years to come."
Orion Air Group is a privately owned aviation services firm. The company provides a full range of value added services for government and commercial clients on a worldwide basis. The Company's business lines include aircraft charter and management, sales and leasing, aviation insurance and financial services, and maintenance and modifications. Orion Air Group owns and operates more than $150 million worth of corporate aircraft and is the world's largest operator of the Bombardier Global Express business jet. The company operates from eight locations in the US and abroad while employing more than 100 aviation professionals.
For more information on Orion Air Group, visit them at www.orionairgroup.com.
For additional information contact Ibbie Hedrick at 804-225-2487 or firstname.lastname@example.org.