Triumph Aerospace could add 100 jobs in Wichita

Triumph Aerospace Systems in Wichita could undergo a $2 million expansion and add 100 jobs over the next five years, pending approval of a support and incentives package from Sedgwick County and the Wichita City Council, a Greater Wichita Economic Development Coalition news release said Monday.

The company, at 9323 E. 34th, currently employs 180 people. Triumph recently won a contract with Canadian aerospace firm Viking to supply a fuselage assembly for the Twin Otter Series 400 aircraft.

The GWEDC release said Triumph Wichita will be the chosen supplier if the project receives additional support from the county and city. The Sedgwick County Commission is expected to vote on a $78,000 forgivable loan for Triumph at its Wednesday meeting, the release said. The city council is expected to vote on expansion support at its Aug. 6 meeting, the release said.

The $2 million expansion would include new machinery and renovation of Triumph’s facilities for the Twin Otter fuselage assemblies. GWEDC said the average annual salary at Triumph in Wichita is $40,600.

GWEDC said the state of Kansas is providing a package of state incentives for the project.

Triumph in Wichita — a unit of Berwyn, Pa.-based Triumph Group — designs and manufactures aircraft windows, sheet metal and composite assemblies for a variety of manufacturers including Spirit AeroSystems, Cessna and HondaJet.