“We’re really excited about how this enables us to streamline the business,” Edinger says. “Now there’s only one operation, and we can move man power around more easily. No one is losing their job.” Indeed, Comlux’s payroll is expected to increase from 383 employees to 500 by the end of next year.
Right now, Comlux is riding a wave. “We had five aircraft in a hangar designed for four, and another one outside,” he says. Three of them, U.S. registered and awaiting EASA STCs, are ready to leave as soon as the FAA recovers from the recent shutdown of the U.S. government.