Following the opening last month of a service hub at Las Vegas Harry Reid International Airport (KLAS), business aviation maintenance provider Jet East is looking to bolster its staffing there by hosting a hiring event on July 26 and 27. In all, the Trenton, New Jersey-based company has more than 50 job openings at KLAS for maintenance, avionics, and structures technicians, as well as several other support positions.
At KLAS, Jet East is operating from an existing 30,000-sq-ft facility, a spokesman told AIN. The company plans to eventually have more than 100 people working at that location.
Designated by Jet East as a Citation center of excellence, the company's KLAS site will focus primarily on supporting the Citation Sovereign, the spokesman said, though “we are already seeing some super-midsize and large-cabin aircraft visit as well.” Jet East inducted its first Sovereign at KLAS on June 1.
Acquired by Gama Aviation in January, Jet East has a footprint in the U.S. that includes 400 employees, more than 90 AOG technicians positioned across the country, coverage of 65 business aviation airports, and more than 10 line stations and heavy scheduled maintenance facilities.