Figeac-Aero on Friday broke ground on an expansion project to its northeast Wichita manufacturing facility and construction of a North American headquarters building.
The company, 9313 E. 39th St. North, plans to add 70,000 square feet of manufacturing space and build a 68,000-square-foot building next to its manufacturing facility.
The project cost is estimated at more than $20 million.
In Wichita, the France-based company manufactures parts for Airbus, Bombardier, Triumph, Gulfstream, Embraer and Spirit AeroSystems.
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In April, the Wichita City Council voted 5-1 to approve a $250,000 forgivable loan, a five-year abatement of property taxes and industrial revenue bonds to abate sales taxes for the project. That followed a 3-2 vote last December by the Sedgwick County Commission to approve a $250,000 loan to Figeac-Aero to entice it to make Wichita its North American headquarters.
The company also expects to hire 200 more workers in Wichita over the next five years.
A company official told The Eagle in April that the expansion and headquarters addition was expected to be completed in 2016.
Figeac-Aero entered Wichita in May 2015 through its acquisition of Sonaca NMF Wichita.