A special report by Tim Unruh
January 27, 2021
A hiring spree has ensued at Big Bertha, the massive airplane hangar near the north end of Salina Regional Airport.
Demand for airline maintenance is growing quickly there as the lone tenant, 1Vision Aviation, is booking so much work that the company roster must grow.
Owner and manager Jim Sponder is scanning the nation, searching for airframe and powerplant mechanics to satisfy the maintenance needs of airline customers who bring passenger jets to Salina for maintenance.
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