Envoy Air Announces Plans For Little Rock Maintenance Base

Sep 13, 2016

A subsidiary of American Airlines has announced plans to establish a new aircraft maintenance facility at Little Rock's airport, a move that is expected to create 60 new jobs over five years.

Envoy Air Inc. announced plans Tuesday for the new facility at the Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport in Little Rock. The new facility will provide scheduled overnight maintenance for Envoy's 76-seat Embraer 175 aircraft as well as line maintenance for the 15 daily American Eagle flights at the Little Rock airport.

The Arkansas Economic Development Commission says the state is providing $500,000 in incentives to help pay for modifications to an existing 37,000-square-foot hangar.

Envoy already operates a maintenance base at the Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport in Highfill.