Posted: Mar 12, 2012 7:50 AM by AP
OPELOUSAS, La. (AP) - The St. Landry Parish Council has cleared the way for the parish airport to become home to a new business that will service turboprop aircraft from throughout the region.
The matter had been brought up last month. But at that time the council, arguing it had not been informed of the creation of a new $40,000 hangar at the airport, refused to consider the matter.
The council's finance committee agreed to plan last week after Jack Arceneaux with Excel Aviation made a personal appeal.
The Advertiser reports Arceneaux is asking for a $1,500 per month lease on the new 12,600-foot hangar.
He said his business will be an authorized service center that should attract aircraft from throughout the Southeast, the Caribbean and even Mexico.