Another Bright Spot – Lancair Moving To Larger Facility

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Lancair announced on Wednesday that it will be moving its company headquarters, in Bend, Ore., to a bigger facility near the Redmond Airport. The new building, at 38,000 square feet, is 50 percent larger than the current building and has room for continued growth, the company said. Demand for the Evolution, the company’s latest pressurized 330-knot turboprop kit airplane, remains strong, Lancair said, with lead times out to five months. The new facility will allow the company to ramp up production of the Evolution kit as well as develop new projects, such as the military trainer kit announced earlier this week. The company will commence the move in February and it will be completed by April 1. Lancair General Manager Tim Ong told the Bend Bulletin this week that not only is the company growing, it’s hiring.

Since Cessna has been laying off workers at its nearby facility where the Corvalis 350 and 400 are built, Lancair should have plenty of applicants.