Sabreliner Developing New Aerospace Assembly Center

New plant will add aircraft assembly and subassembly space, as well as production space for rudders for Boeing's KC-135 refueling tanker.

STE. GENEVIEVE, Mo. -- Sabreliner Corp. is developing a new aerospace production assembly center, located adjacent to Sabreliner's existing Ste. Genevieve, Mo., facility.

Sabreliner purchased the building this summer and is making improvements needed to begin operations in the fall.

The existing facility in Ste. Genevieve is largely dedicated to the repair and overhaul of critical flight control components for U.S. military derivatives of the Boeing 707 aircraft, including the KC-135, used primarily for aerial refueling and U.S. Navy E-6B Airborne Command Post aircraft.

"Our expanded operations in southeast Missouri are a direct result of new business recently achieved by Sabreliner and will provide us with the production space we need for the manufacture of rudders for the U.S. Air Force KC-135 aircraft," said F. Holmes Lamoreux, chairman and chief executive officer.

The new plant will add aircraft assembly and subassembly space to complement the company’s aircraft parts manufacturing operation in St. Mary, Mo., and its heavy aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul operations in Perryville, Mo.

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