Premier Aviation got its first Boeing 737 at the massive hangar at Windsor International Airport.

The plane arrived at the $23-million hangar around 3 p.m. on Monday.

The company promised the first Boeing 737 scheduled for service would arrive before the end of September. Officials say the servicing of the Boeing is an important milestone.

Since opening a year ago, Premier Windsor officials say the hangar has serviced eight regional aircraft in the Dash-8 and ATR family and is on track to meet its projections of 10 to 12 aircraft in four different aircraft-type by the end of the year. 

“The Windsor facility has been an excellent addition to the Premier group, exceeding customer expectations and upholding Premier’s reputation for quality, safety and value,” says Premier president Ronnie Di Bartolo. 

“Employees from Windsor have been training on a variety of aircraft-type in Trois-Rivieres, Quebec, which is an important step in our company’s growth.”

The facility has employed and trained over fifty full time personnel and contractors, both on-the-job and in the classroom. 

The company says the arrival of the first Boeing aircraft is a direct result of the disciplined investment in skills training, tooling and equipment at the Windsor facility.