In December 2006, Montreal-based ACTS bought 80 per cent of Aeroman, the narrowbody aircraft maintenance division of El Salvador's national carrier Grupo TACA.
Despite Southwest's decision, a new hangar with two lines now under construction at Aeroman's San Salvador facility won't stay empty for long, said Chahram Bolouri of ACTS Aero Technical Support & Services Inc.
To invest more in the Salvadoran aircraft maintenance industry, the company requires better airport infrastructure.
Aeroman is a company that provides aircraft maintenance services in El Salvador. It is preparing to invest $20 million in its eight operation line, but this initiative requires that authorities improve roads and infrastructure at and around the main airport of the country.
The Investment Promotion Agency of El Salvador (PROESA) is promoting the concept for which it has already hired an expert firm in aeronautical development.
El Salvador already has a good basis for developing an aircraft industry in Aeroman, originally a TACA division that offered maintenance services to the airline's fleet and was acquired in 2006 by the Canadian company, Aveos Fleet Performance Inc.