LENOIR COUNTY, NC (WITN) – Jetstream Aviation broke ground Thursday on its new aircraft paint and refurbishment facility in the Global TransPark. Officials from Lenoir County, the city of Kinston, Global TransPark and the Department of Transportation were at the groundbreaking event.

The facility is expected to bring about 150 jobs to the area with an average annual salary of $60,000. The facility is expected to be open next fall.

Jetstream Aviation leaders say they will use this new facility to work on their private fleet of jets and also take care of other customer needs.

“I think this could have businesses attached to it. As you bring in a plane in and it’s down for 6 weeks to get a new

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