A new aviation company, owned and operated by a service-disabled veteran, will be coming to Griffiss International Airport and will create at least 100 new jobs.

Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente says Strategic Global Aviation has signed a 5-year, $1.96 million lease to occupy Building 101 at the county-owned airport

The lease goes into effect on January 1st.

There's also an option to renew the agreement for an additional five years at a cost of just over $2 million.

Strategic Global Aviation, founded in 2017, performs aircraft maintenance, modification and inspection mainly to military aircraft and also provides aviation consulting and management.

“Bringing aircraft maintenance and services back to the hangars at Rome is a huge win for Oneida County and is important to maintaining our workforce and facilities for the future,” Picente said. “The work Strategic Global Aviation performs is not limited to simply maintenance. It provides a range of services and specializes in exclusive contract work to modify military aircraft that truly sets it apart from others in the industry.”

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