Million Air Medford breaks ground on new hangar

Medford, Ore. —  Million Air Medford broke ground on a new $5-million dollar hanger Monday afternoon. The state of the art facility will be just west of the airport’s control tower.

It’s large enough to hold 3 Boeing class business jets, or half a dozen small ones. The hangar’s door alone will be 45 feet tall and 250 feet wide.

“It’ll be the first of it’s type and size and kind anywhere,” Million Air Medford Assistant General Manager Dan Zahnow says, adding that bringing the class of planes they’ll be brining into the valley will bring jobs.

The hope is to have it functional by the end of next year. When it’s complete it will be one of the largest hangers in the state of Oregon.

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She comes to KOBI-TV/NBC5 from Bangor, Maine where she was the evening news anchor. Kristin has won multiple journalism awards including Best Feature Reporting in the State of Maine.

When Kristin is not sharing the news she's hunting down the best burrito, hiking a local trail or buried in a Jodi Picoult novel. She's also a Green Bay Packers shareholder! If you see her out and about she'd be happy to tell you how a California girl became a Cheesehead.

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