GREENSBORO -- One of the world's leading aircraft repair and maintenance organizations is bringing up to 500 new jobs to the triad.

HAECO is opening a new 60-million dollar hangar at PTI's maintenance facility.

The 250-thousand square foot hangar is one of five hangars the company operates at the airport and was completed last December 2017. The company began moving aircraft into the facility for repair and maintenance in January..

HAECO expects to hire 400 to 500 aircraft technicians to work in the hangar, bringing the total HAECO workforce at the airport to approximately 2200 people.