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.

Kristin Hosfelt anchors NBC5 News weeknights at 5, 6 and 11. Originally from the Bay Area, Kristin earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Broadcast Journalism from San Jose State University.

She came 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. In 2017, her investigation on lead pipes in Medford’s water system was named Best News Series by the Oregon Association of Broadcasters.

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