Citadel Completions Hosts First Boeing 747-400 Project

April 29, 2019

Lake Charles, LA – In mid-April, responding to a short-notice customer need, Citadel Completions welcomed a uniquely-configured Boeing 747-400 into its facility at Chennault International Airport.   For several days, the 232-foot long aircraft, with a 211-foot wingspan, was comfortably and completely housed within Citadel’s primary hangar, undergoing some minor maintenance and inspections.  Citadel’s on-going interior modification and maintenance project on another customer’s Boeing 737-700 continued unabated on the other side of the hangar.  Citadel’s primary line of business is focused on VVIP/VIP interior modifications for large, narrow- and wide-bodied airliners.  But Citadel also performs a wide range of maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services for private owners, corporate operators and head-of-state/government fleets, with repair station certifications from the US Federal Aviation Administration, European Aviation Safety Agency and Bermuda Civil Aviation Authority.  This short project highlighted Citadel’s agility to respond to their unique customer base, and their capability to accommodate multiple, simultaneous projects.  Citadel had previously worked on a Boeing 747SP, a shorter version of the iconic double-decker jet.  But this was the first 747-400 project for the company, which is just entering its second year in operation.