Dumont Aviation BMI at Central Illinois Regional Airport in Bloomington, Ill., received FAA Part 145 repair station status. The MRO operates out of a 34,000-sq-ft facility with a 44-foot-high door capable of accepting BBJs and ACJ320s. The facility includes 7,000 sq ft of shop space and a 7,000-sq-ft office and lobby.
Under the terms of its Part 145 repair station certificate, Dumont Aviation BMI has unlimited airframe and limited engine ratings. The MRO has already completed a B inspection on a Hawker 800 and has in progress a C check on a Falcon 50, 60-month inspection on a Challenger 601 and a 4C inspection on an ERJ-145.
Dumont bought the Illinois facility last June from Platinum Jet Center. It is currently staffed by nine employees, eight of whom are licensed technicians. A spokesman for the MRO said the company is close to beginning a hiring process for 41 more positions. Dumont Aviation BMI is a wholly owned subsidiary of Dumont Group of Wilmington, Del., which has an EASA- and FAA-approved 145 MRO at Wilmington New Castle Airport, a flight operations arm in Allentown, Pa., and a sales office in Johannesburg, South Africa.