Aircraft Interior Firm To Locate Facility In Arkansas, Create 75 Jobs

Sep 17, 2014

A French aircraft cabin interior manufacturer says it's spending $2.5 million to locate a new facility in Arkansas that will initially employ 75 people.

Beaudet Aviation announced Wednesday that the new facility located adjacent to the Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport will supply Dassault Falcon Jet with completion work for its Falcon models. Beaudet Aviation is a subsidiary of JCB Aero.

Dassault Falcon broke ground earlier this month on a $60 million expansion of its private jet finishing plant.

Jean Claude-Beaudet, JCB Aero's chairman, said he hoped to expand the facility to between 150 and 250 jobs within five years.

The Arkansas Economic Development Commission said the project is receiving income tax credits based on the payroll of new jobs and sales tax refunds for building equipment and materials.