Western Aircraft, a Greenwich AeroGroup company, added two new buildings totaling 26,000 ft² to its 18-acre leasehold. The new construction includes an expanded parts facility as well as a two-story infill building that houses support shops for Western Aircraft’s services operation. Western Aircraft President Jeff Mihalic said that Western’s business expansion was driven in large part by the sales tax exemption on installed parts passed by the Idaho legislature in 2012 and the growth of Western’s capabilities and sales force. The overall expansion includes more than $2.3m in new facilities and more than $2.4m in facility improvements and specialized tooling. Additionally, due to the added business, Western Aircraft has increased staffing from 150 to 200 employees.