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Empire Aero sale to Canadian company complete

By PAT BAILEY

ROME, N.Y. (WKTV) - Premier Aviation, a Canadian-based company, finished its purchase of Empire Aero Center Wednesday, said Mohawk Valley EDGE through a news release.

Empire Aero Center announced earlier this year they were looking for a buyer to take over their hanger at the Griffiss International Airport, in Rome. Premier Aviation will take over the current military contracts Empire Aero Center secured.

Premier Aviation plans to employ 50 mechanics and administrative staff, with expectations of growing to 275 employees in five years.

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