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Greenville Mid-Delta Regional Airport will Start Repairing Crop Dusters


GREENVILLE, Miss.–You may soon see more crop dusters flying into the Greenville Mid-Delta Regional Airport for repair and maintenance. The president of GKAM told the Greenville City Council this week that he believes his company will be able to begin that service in March.

The company is working in partnership with the city for the use of Hangar 450 at the airport to be able to work on planes from all over the country.
While the hangar is being prepared and built out, all that is required to work on commercial aircraft is certification from the Federal Aviation Administration. Ronnie Kearns said he expects that certification process to happen in March, after which time the company can begin work on local planes.
To be able to bid and win military contracts, the hangar itself must be ready. That buildout may still take several weeks or months.
The company is also educating Delta students to work on aircraft. Several have been sent to England and to an airbase to work.