UPS has announced plans to build a new Maintenance hangar at Worldport in Louisville, Kentucky. Next Day Air volume is growing rapidly in the industry and healthcare, ecommerce and small business customers are demanding faster delivery times around the globe. In response, UPS Airlines is growing its air network, including its support structure at its home base in Louisville.
Over the next 15 years, UPS anticipates a series of construction projects around Worldport that could reach $750m and create 1,000 jobs.
Most notably, UPS will build a new $220m, 262,000 sq ft hangar to accommodate line maintenance on its growing air fleet. The company is in the process of adding nearly 50 new, converted and leased 747-8s and 767s by 2022.
The new hangar will be large enough to simultaneously accommodate two 747-8F aircraft, the largest in the UPS Airlines fleet. Due to the configuration of property at SDF, the new hangar will be built on leased land at the northwest corner of the airport, on the opposite end of the property from the Worldport campus. Permitting and construction will begin in 2020, with the project scheduled for completion in 2022.
Other notable infrastructure projects include ramp and taxiway improvements, renovated office.
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