AFTERGLOW Aircraft Solutions to expand in Little Rock
The Little Rock Municipal Airport Commission, the governing body of Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport, has approved business terms that will allow AFTERGLOW Aircraft Solutions, an Arkansas-based company offering aircraft interior and paint refurbishments and detailing, to locate operations at the Little Rock airport. AFTERGLOW will lease space in an existing hangar, formerly occupied by Hawker Beechcraft, at the Airport Business Park, which is located to the west of the commercial terminal. Initially, AFTERGLOW will lease 11,871 square feet, and plans to expand to 31,925 square feet with a workforce of approximately 60.
“We are excited to start a new chapter in our company’s history,” said Jonathan Rose, owner of AFTERGLOW Aircraft Solutions. “We want to express our deep appreciation for the generous support and help along the way from Mr. Mack McLarty, the team at Clinton National Airport and the Little Rock Regional Chamber as we have been working toward this expansion.”
AFTERGLOW was founded by Jonathan Rose, who represents the third generation of the family owned and operated business, Rose Aircraft Services, Inc. Rose Aircraft has been in continual operation since 1964, and has 55 years of experience in aviation paint and interior refurbishment.
“The aviation industry has a storied history in Little Rock, and AFTERGLOW represents the latest chapter,” said Little Rock Mayor Frank Scott, Jr. “We are thrilled AFTERGLOW has decided to expand here, creating meaningful jobs and economic impact in our city.”
“With a talented workforce and our partners at Clinton National Airport, aviation companies, like AFTERGLOW, have the resources they need to succeed in central Arkansas,” said Jay Chesshir, president and CEO, Little Rock Regional Chamber. “Aviation is a targeted sector in the chamber’s MetRock 2020 Economic Development Strategic Plan as it will continue to be a focus of our marketing and recruitment efforts.”
“Making a bigger economic impact to our city and state is the Airport Commission’s primary goal,” said Ronald. F. Mathieu, executive director, Clinton National Airport. “By helping companies, like AFTERGLOW, expand at the airport, additional highly skilled jobs are created, which are essential in maintaining Arkansas’ strong aerospace and aviation sector.”
With locations in Northwest Arkansas, Shreveport, Tulsa and Little Rock, AFTERGLOW will be strategically positioned to serve more customers throughout the region.