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The aircraft maintenance workforce at the Pilatus Centre in Thunder Bay has grown into a high volume 24-hour operation moving into a new shop in 2011.
Aircraft life extensions keep Pilatus busy around the clockA plethora of heavy maintenance aviation work has been a boon for the Pilatus Centre Canada in Thunder Bay.Since moving into a state-of-the-art sales and service shop on the north side of Thunder Bay International Airport in 2011, the company has expanded its workforce and evolved into a high volume shop running 24/7.“When we moved over here four years ago, we had six full-time maintenance guys on the floor,” said Steve Davey, executive vice-president and COO of the Pilatus Centre. Now ...

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