• Joe Breitfeller

Envoy Air to Move to New Maintenance Facility at Springfield-Branson National Airport (SGF)

Envoy Air will expand their maintenance operations in Springfield, Missouri by moving into a new and larger hangar facility owned by Springfield-Branson National Airport (SGF) later this year.

Envoy to Move to New Maintenance Facility in Springfield, Missouri - Courtesy Envoy Air

On Monday (February 8, 2021), Envoy Air announced that later this year they will move to a new and larger maintenance hangar facility owned by Springfield-Branson National Airport (SGF) in Springfield, Missouri. The move will create more jobs in the region and allow the regional carrier to service more modern Embraer E-175 aircraft. The new facility will be capable of housing three aircraft inside, with additional room for more aircraft outside, and will have dedicated areas for parts storage, training, employee parking and administration. In Monday’s announcement, Envoy Air’s Vice President of Maintenance, Jay Murray, said,

“The new facility will allow scheduled overnight maintenance for up to three E-175 aircraft and provide line maintenance for the daily American Eagle service from Springfield to American’s hubs in Charlotte, Dallas/Fort Worth and Chicago. It will be staffed by Envoy employees, including Mechanics, Inventory Control Clerks, Management and Support personnel. We thank state and local officials at the Springfield-Branson National Airport, the airport Board of Directors, and the Chamber of Commerce for their continuous efforts and partnership. This new facility will continue to support our maintenance operation.”

Envoy Air is a wholly owned subsidiary of American Airlines Group (NASDAQ: AAL) and operates over 185 aircraft on 1,000 daily flights to 15 destinations. The company employs more than 18,000 team members who provide regional flight service to American Airlines under the American Eagle brand and livery. The company also provides ground handling services for many American Airlines’ flights.

Envoy was originally founded in 1998 as American Eagle Airlines, Inc., following the merger of several smaller regional carriers, becoming one of the largest regional airlines in the world. The company changed its name to Envoy Air, Inc, on April 15, 2014 to distinguish the company from the American Eagle brand, under which several carriers operate regional flights for American. Envoy is headquartered in Irving, Texas, and maintains large operations at American’s bubs in Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW), Chicago (ORD), Miami (MIA) and Los Angeles (LAX).

Envoy Air is currently undergoing a fleet transformation, welcoming new two-class, 76-seat, Embraer E175s to their fleet, providing a seamless experience for guests connecting to and from mainline flights. The company also continues to operate a substantial fleet of 50-seat Embraer 145s and 44-seat Embraer 140s.

Source: Envoy Air