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New aviation program influences company’s decision to expand to West Virginia


Thoroughbred Aviation, central Kentucky’s largest aviation maintenance and avionics provider, is expanding operations with the opening of a facility at Huntington Tri-State Airport, Joe Otte, the company’s vice president, announced on Thursday.

Thoroughbred officials said the soon-to-launch Marshall University and Mountwest Community & Technical College Aviation Maintenance Technology (AMT) program influenced the company’s decision to locate repair operations in West Virginia.

“Thoroughbred is excited to be opening a new aviation maintenance facility in Huntington beginning August 1,” Otte said in a prepared statement. “One of the primary reasons we selected Tri-State is Marshall University’s aviation programs for both future pilots and maintenance technicians. We look forward to partnering with these programs to mentor young aviation professionals and create future job opportunities in the region.”

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