Yingling Aviation has announced a 73,000-sq.-ft. expansion to its facilities at Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport (KICT).

The expansion brings its footprint to nearly 200,000 sq. ft. The company is building a $3 million, 23,000-sq.-ft. facility for aircraft avionics and maintenance. Construction was scheduled to be completed in late January, said Yingling CEO Lynn Nichols.

It also is leasing a 50,000-sq.-ft. facility, to be used for a paint hangar, prep hangar, service, aircraft interiors and offices. The space was formerly the home of Hawker Beechcraft Services. It was vacated after Textron Aviation combined the services with its Textron Aviation Service Center across the runway at KICT. The paint hangar will have capacity for aircraft up to Hawker 800 size.

Yingling also is expanding its parking and ramp area. The facility will undergo a major renovation over the next year, in a project expected to cost between $500,000 and $1 million, Nichols said. “The opportunity to offer aircraft paint services has long been on our list of new services to provide, so having these facilities, particularly next door, is a perfect situation for us,” Nichols said. “Adding paint will complement our interior, avionics and aircraft maintenance services.”