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New lease with F-16 maintenance company could lead to 100 new jobs in Duluth

DULUTH, MN -- Duluth leaders say a potential new lease with an aircraft maintenance company could mean 100 new jobs in the city.

At a special meeting Friday, the Duluth Economic Development Authority will consider leasing the hangar space formerly occupied by AAR, which closed earlier this year due to COVID-19.

Borsight, Inc. is considering signing the one-year lease.

The Utah-based company is bidding on a contract with the U.S. Air Force to do work on F-16 fighter jets. The contract is contingent on Borsight finding space to do the work.

The Air Force is expected to make a decision early next year.

According to the resolution on DEDA's agenda, Borsight would pay the city about $1.5 million to use the space for one year.

If approved, Borsight would have until the end of next March to move in and get to work.

CBS 3 reached out to Borsight to learn more about their plans but we haven't heard back yet.

Cirrus is currently using a portion of the space to store planes and parts.

Briggs LeSavage

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