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Cargo freight carrier to bring hundreds of jobs to Shreveport

Western Global Airlines plans to invest $3 million to tool and equip a 152,000-square-foot hangar at Shreveport Regional Airport. Hangar 40 will be used as the company's aircraft maintenance facility. (Source: Western Global Airlines) Western Global Airlines plans to invest $3 million to tool and equip a 152,000-square-foot hangar at Shreveport Regional Airport. Hangar 40 will be used as the company's aircraft maintenance facility. (Source: Western Global Airlines)
SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) -

Shreveport will gain hundreds of jobs with the opening of an aircraft maintenance facility at its main airport.

Florida-based cargo freight carrier Western Global Airlines has selected Shreveport Regional as the hub for maintaining its 16 Boeing 747s and McDonnell Douglas MD-11s.

The project announced Tuesday by Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards and Western Global founder and CEO James Neff will create 170 jobs with an average salary of more than $45,200 a year plus benefits. 

Louisiana Economic Development estimates it also will result in the creation of 308 indirect jobs, for a total of more than 475 new jobs in Northwest Louisiana. 

A job fair is planned later this month. 

Meantime, click here to learn about career opportunities with Western Global.

The Shreveport facility will consolidate the aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul functions Western Global had outsourced at multiple locations.

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