Citadel is Hosting a Virtual Career Fair

July 9, 2021

WE’RE HIRING! Start your new career with Citadel Completions. Join our Recruiting Team for an Online Live Virtual Recruiting Event, Wednesday, July 14th, 2021 from 6 pm-8 pm CST. Registration is now open and can be accessed through https://citadelcompletions.vfairs.com/en/registration. All current openings can also be found on our careers page at https://www.citadelcompletions.com/careers/. Read More

Citadel Completions Welcomes New Sr. Human Resources Generalist

June 17, 2021

Citadel Completions is delighted to announce Patti Romine as our new Sr. Human Resources Generalist. Mrs. Romine comes to Citadel with 20+ years of Human Resource Management and Senior Generalist experience in the energy, manufacturing, and medical sectors. In addition, she has been PHR & SPHR certified and will soon sit for her Global Professional Human Resources Certification (GPHR) as well as having studied International Business Administration at the University of Memphis, Tennessee. Patti’s positive attitude and vast HR knowledge in employee relations and competency-based recruiting will be an invaluable asset to Citadels’ growing Human Resources Department. Read More

Citadel Completions Delivers Its First Fly PLAY Airlines Airbus

June 16, 2021

Citadel Completions is delighted to announce that it has delivered its first Fly PLAY (“PLAY”) Airbus, A321neo to its commercial airline fleet.  Citadel is proud to be the Icelandic company’s preferred MRO provider and looks forward to a long-term relationship. The Citadel team performed maintenance and inspections, as well as minor interior work on the A321neo, and capped the visit off by managing external paint with the airline’s new livery.  PLAY is a new low-cost airline that operates flights between Iceland and Europe, offering a safe and enjoyable journey in the comfortable Airbus aircraft. Ready, player one #flyplay… Read More

Citadel Completions Teams Up with Top Airshow Performers!

June 8, 2021

Three lucky Citadel employees won raffle drawings to team up with a few Chennault International Airshow Performers. Megan Robinson flew with the Aeroshell Aerobatic Team in the North American AT-6 Texan, nicknamed “The Pilot Maker,” and barrel-rolled in the skies. Josh Minnehan and his wife partook in a historical ride with the Devil Dog Squadron in the World War WII B-25 bomber, named “The Devil Dog,” and Derek Clemens flew with the U.S. Army Parachute Team, nicknamed the “Golden Knights.”  The two-day sold-out event was a resounding success, and families from near and far gathered at Chennault International Airport in Lake Charles, Louisiana to watch a truly amazing show filled with fun and excitement from all of the fantastic pilot teams from several of the finest USA Military Branches. Read More

Wheels up for VIP B767

June 4, 2021

Citadel Completions is pleased to announce another completed VIP aircraft maintenance project on a B767. Citadel’s maintenance teams performed numerous maintenance and inspection tasks, and we are very proud that the B767 has been redelivered on schedule and within budget to an extremely satisfied VIP repeat customer. Citadel leads the VIP aviation industry with extensive interior and maintenance capabilities on narrow and wide-body aircraft, supporting private owners, corporate operators, and government/head-of-state fleets… consistently delivering extreme customer service! Stay tuned as we update our progress and growth!… Read More

Citadel Completions Partners With Chennault International for 2021 Airshow

May 28, 2021

Citadel Completions is proud to be a presenting sponsor at the 2021 Chennault International Airshow. This year marks the eighth year Chennault has brought this fantastic event to Lake Charles. The event occurs June 5th -6th at Chennault International Airport and will present world-class aircraft and high-flying thrills to our local community. All proceeds from the Airshow will support interest in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education in Southwest Louisiana schools with programs, outreach at the classroom level, grants, college scholarships, and professional aviation visits to local schools. Citadel is committed to supporting its community, schools, and the aviation sector with such events as this years’ Airshow. Read More

Continuing Our Pursuit of Excellence in Certifications and Trainings

May 25, 2021

Citadel Completions’ First Responder team has just completed the American Heart Association (AHA) Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED certification and Blood Borne Pathogens training. According to an article published by BLR in their EHS Daily Advisor, of Safety Managers surveyed a third said that lives had been saved at work and at home as a result of first aid, CPR, and AED training provided on the job. Such training could save thousands of lives, considering there are 10,000 cardiac arrests in the workplace annually. The value we place on resilience, and our team’s health and safety, motivated us to ensure that every one of our First Responders was well trained, and professionally qualified to assist their colleagues and customers should the need arise. This certification and other advanced in-house training,… Read More

We’re Hiring!

May 20, 2021

Lake Charles, LA – Citadel is hiring an Avionics Manager.  All current job openings can be seen at https://www.citadelcompletions.com/careers/. Read More

VIP BBJ Cleared For Take-Off

May 17, 2021

Citadel is delighted to announce another successful re-delivery for a repeat customer on a VIP BBJ maintenance project. The team performed heavy maintenance inspections on the aircraft, fulfilling its multi-month C-Check program. Citadel leads the VIP aviation industry with extensive interior and maintenance capabilities on narrow and wide-body aircraft, supporting private owners, corporate operators, and government/head-of-state fleets… consistently delivering extreme customer service! Stay tuned as we update our progress and growth!… Read More

Citadel Redelivers on VIP B767 Maintenance Project

May 17, 2021

Citadel redelivers a privately-owned VIP B767 aircraft for another of our repeat customers. This aircraft underwent heavy maintenance C checks, an engine replacement, and accomplishment of Service Bulletins (SB’s) and Airworthiness Directives (AD’s). The team diagnosed and repaired corrosion issues on one of the engines and returned it safely back to an extremely satisfied customer fulfilling our extreme customer service charter. Read More

Citadel is Hosting a Virtual Career Fair

May 6, 2021

WE’RE HIRING! Start your new career with Citadel Completions. Join our Recruiting Team for an Online Live Virtual Recruiting Event, Wednesday, May 12th, from 6 pm-8 pm CST. Registration is now open and can be accessed through https://citadelcompletions.vfairs.com/en/registration. All current openings can also be found on our careers page at https://www.citadelcompletions.com/careers/.  … Read More

We’re Hiring!

April 29, 2021

Lake Charles, LA – Citadel is hiring an Aircraft Interior Designer.  All current job openings can be seen at https://www.citadelcompletions.com/careers/. Read More

Innovations In Aviation Newsletter | Spring 2021

April 27, 2021

Citadel Completions’ Design Center wants to connect with Aircraft Interior Designers or Designers with narrow or widebody clients.  We are excited to offer a new program and extend to you the benefits of our new Design Connect program! You can sign up online at https://www.citadelcompletions.com/design-connect/ and receive our quarterly Innovations In Aviation Newsletter, highlighting some of the latest innovations in VIP aircraft interiors!… Read More

Citadel Completions Host Private Event with Airbus Corporate Jets (ACJ)

April 23, 2021

Citadel Completions partners with Airbus Corporate Jets (ACJ) for a stunning private event onboard a luxurious A340 VVIP aircraft in Miami, Florida. In cooperation with the prestigious French cognac LOUIS XIII and Haute Living, a group of select VIPs savored a cognac tasting and a full course fine dining experience onboard the A340 in its incredible dining room. The guests were given guided tours of the expansive 3,000 plus square feet of bespoke interiors and witnessed firsthand the advantages of private large aircraft ownership.  This collaborative effort embodied Citadel’s commitment to extreme customer service and was definitely a night to remember!… Read More

Citadel Completions Welcomes New Sr. Human Resources Generalist

April 22, 2021

Citadel Completions is delighted to announce Melissa Padgett as our new Sr. Human Resources Generalist. Mrs. Padgett comes to Citadel with 15+ years of Human Resource Management experience in petrochemical, natural gas, and long-term hospital care sectors and holds a B.A. degree in Human Resource Management. Melissa has a contagious positive energy and brings a depth of HR knowledge to Citadel, which will help support the company’s continual growth. Read More

Citadel is Hosting a Virtual Career Fair

April 20, 2021

WE’RE HIRING! Start your new career with Citadel Completions. Join our Recruiting Team for an Online Live Virtual Recruiting Event, Wednesday, April 21st, 2021, from 6 pm-8 pm CST. Registration is now open and can be accessed through https://citadelcompletions.vfairs.com/en/registration. All current openings can also be found on our careers page at https://www.citadelcompletions.com/careers/. Read More

Successful Re-Delivery of BBJ2 VIP

April 7, 2021

Citadel has returned a BBJ2 VIP Aircraft to service this April. Citadel’s skilled experts carried out substantial maintenance tasks, as well as Airworthiness Directives (AD’s), Service Bulletins (SB’s), and other inspections on the aircraft. With Citadel’s Design team’s expertise, new tile flooring was selected for the customer and installed in the galleys and lavatories. Engine leading inlets and horizontal and vertical leading edge brightwork was accomplished, and interior and exterior finishing touches were done before on-time re-delivery to our delighted client. Citadel leads the VIP aviation industry with extensive interior and maintenance capabilities on Boeing and Airbus, narrow and widebody aircraft, supporting private owners, corporate operators, and government/head-of-state fleets. Stay tuned as we update our progress and growth!… Read More

Citadel’s Hangars Are Buzzing With Projects This Spring

March 30, 2021

The Citadel team redelivered a B737 BBJ that had maintenance checks performed under phase one of a two-phase program.  Phase two modifications and upgrades will commence later this summer.  Our team provided detailed inspections on several systems and components during this visit, completing touch-ups that made this beautiful aircraft shine included brightwork on the nose cowl and leading edges. Phase one went seamlessly, within budget, and delivered on-time to the customer—another example of Citadel’s commitment to extreme customer service. Citadel leads the VIP aviation industry with extensive interior and maintenance capabilities on Boeing and Airbus, narrow and widebody aircraft, supporting private owners, corporate operators, and government/head-of-state fleets. Stay tuned as we update our progress and growth!… Read More

#SpringCleanLC

March 29, 2021

SOWELA Technical Community College, Chennault International Airport, Citadel Completions, and Land Locked Aviation Services employee and student volunteers joined together to pick up debris along the I-210 Legion Street exit on March 26th, 2021. The event is part of the City of Lake Charles “Spring Clean LC” initiative.  In addition to #SpringCleanLC, Citadel Completions is committed to community involvement and by volunteering in efforts in Lake Charles, LA. Read More

The Citadel Team Wraps up a Drop- in Maintenance on a 737 BBJ VVIP Aircraft

March 20, 2021

The team re-skinned the horizontal stab leading edge and repaired a lavatory wastewater system. The satisfied customer was back up and running with short downtime and received Citadel’s standard of extreme customer service. Citadel leads the VIP aviation industry with extensive interior and maintenance capabilities on Boeing and Airbus, narrow and widebody aircraft, supporting private owners, corporate operators, and government/head-of-state fleets. Stay tuned as we update our progress and growth!… Read More

Citadel is Hosting a Virtual Career Fair

March 17, 2021

WE’RE HIRING! Start your new career with Citadel Completions. Join our Recruiting Team for an Online Live Virtual Recruiting Event, Wednesday, March 17th, 2021 from 6 pm-8 pm CST. Registration is now open and can be accessed through https://citadelcompletions.vfairs.com/en/registration. All current openings can also be found on our careers page at https://www.citadelcompletions.com/careers/. Read More

Citadel Finalizes B757 VVIP Maintenance Project

March 8, 2021

The Citadel team just accomplished scheduled maintenance on a B757 VVIP aircraft. The visit included scheduled inspections and corrective actions, accomplishment of Airworthiness Directives, and Instructions for Continued Airworthiness (ICAs) related to the supplemental type certificate on the aircraft. The aircraft was delivered 3 days ahead of schedule and within budget constraints, fulfilling our extreme customer service charter. Citadel leads the VIP aviation industry with extensive interior and maintenance capabilities on Boeing and Airbus, narrow and widebody aircraft, supporting private owners, corporate operators, and government/head-of-state fleets. Stay tuned as we update our progress and growth!… Read More

Citadel Design Connect Ready for Take Off!

March 4, 2021

Come connect with us by dropping an email to design@citadelcompletions.com to receive our full list of support services. Read More

The Citadel team delivers again!

February 8, 2021

Our most recent project is this beautiful VVIP Boeing 737-500, which had routine maintenance and inspection work accomplished. Our highly skilled technicians disassembled the center-wing area to facilitate access for inspections on the floorboard support structure and performed avionics modifications to the pitot-static system.  The aircraft redelivered to its customer ahead of schedule, achieving our charter of extreme customer service. Citadel leads the VIP aviation industry with extensive interior and maintenance capabilities on Boeing and Airbus, narrow and widebody aircraft, supporting private owners, corporate operators, and government/head-of-state fleets. Stay tuned as we update our progress and growth!… Read More

It’s been a busy New Year for Citadel Completions!

February 8, 2021

Citadel wraps up B757 VVIP aircraft project! Our incredible team accomplished a heavy maintenance package, completed Airworthiness Directive (AD’s) and Service Bulletins (SB’s), touched up bright work, and applied ceramic polish to the interior woodwork. The aircraft was delivered back to our VIP customer earlier than the allotted downtime and under budget estimates, fulfilling our extreme customer service charter. Citadel leads the VIP aviation industry with extensive interior and maintenance capabilities on Boeing and Airbus, narrow and widebody aircraft, supporting private owners, corporate operators, and government/head-of-state fleets. Stay tuned as we update our progress and growth!… Read More

Citadel is Hosting a Virtual Career Fair

January 5, 2021

WE’RE HIRING!  Start your new career with Citadel Completions.  Join our Recruiting Team for an Online Live Virtual Recruiting Event.  Registration is now open and can be accessed through https://citadelcompletions.vfairs.com/en/registration.  All current openings can also be found on our careers page at https://www.citadelcompletions.com/careers/… Read More

Happy Holidays from Citadel Completions

December 22, 2020

The end of the year brings no greater joy than the opportunity to express to you season’s greetings and good wishes. May your holidays and New Year be filled with joy. #citadelcompletions… Read More

Citadel Completions appoints Isaias Gomez as Controller

December 18, 2020

Citadel Completions is delighted to announce Isaias Gomez as our new Financial Controller. Mr. Gomez comes with a combined 23 years of senior-level finance experience in the aviation, oil & gas, and restaurant sectors.  He holds a B.A. degree in Accounting and a dual Master’s of Science Finance and Business Administration from Texas A&M University. Isaias’s goal in becoming part of the leadership team at Citadel is to help facilitate our continued growth in VIP Completions and Maintenance efforts.  Citadel is more than thrilled to bring a person of his caliber to our management team. Read More

Citadel Completions Selects Two Mechanical Engineers from Local Universities for its Summer 2020 Engineering Internship Program.

August 19, 2020

The summer of 2020 will be remembered for challenges of all shapes and sizes,  but despite this two bright local University students chose to use their college break time to their learning advantage. Nick Alphonso of Leesville, majoring in Mechanical Engineering at Louisiana Tech University and Easton McGinn of Lafayette, majoring in Mechanical Engineering at Louisiana State University embraced the challenge of participating in Citadel Completions’  Engineering Internship Program. Nick and Easton gained valuable technical experience during the 8 week period, and ultimately created a Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Router for Citadel’s Cabinet Shop. They gained first-hand experience collaborating across multiple departments and worked alongside experienced cabinet makers.  “The Engineering Internship is a vital Program that allows Citadel Completions to reach out to the community to teach and learn from the younger generation. We are always seeking ways to support our local community and this program highlights Citadel’s vision and mission, but also, all of the wonderful things the City of Lake Charles, and the State of Louisiana offer to employees and their families.” – Joe Smith, Chief Engineer. Read More

Citadel is Hosting a Virtual Career Fair on August 19th 2020

August 3, 2020

WE’RE HIRING!  Start your new career with Citadel Completions.  Join our Recruiting Team for an Online Live Virtual Recruiting Event.  Registration is now open and can be accessed through https://citadelcompletions.vfairs.com/en/registration.  All current openings can also be found on our careers page at https://www.citadelcompletions.com/careers/. Read More

Citadel is Hosting a Virtual Career Fair

July 9, 2020

WE’RE HIRING!  Start your new career with Citadel Completions.  Join our Recruiting Team for an Online Live Virtual Recruiting Event.  Registration is now open and can be accessed through https://citadelcompletions.vfairs.com/en/registration.  All current openings can also be found on our careers page at https://www.citadelcompletions.com/careers/. Read More

Citadel Completions on the VVIP Market

July 8, 2020

Citadel Completions is a proud participant and sponsor of the Corporate Jet Investor Global 2020 virtual event. This conference will be held July 8th and features talks from leaders in the business aviation industry from all over the globe. Managing Director, Joe Bonita, will be discussing updates on Citadel successes, future plans and our role in the US market. Other hot topics include aircraft management, the global economy, sustainability and new aviation innovations.   #CJIGlobal… Read More

Citadel is Hosting a Virtual Career Fair

June 3, 2020

WE’RE HIRING!  Start your new career with Citadel Completions.  Join our Recruiting Team for an Online Live Virtual Recruiting Event.  Registration is now open and can be accessed through https://citadelcompletions.vfairs.com/en/registration.  All current openings can also be found on our careers page at https://www.citadelcompletions.com/careers/. Read More

We’re Hiring!

May 28, 2020

Lake Charles, LA – Citadel is hiring aircraft structure technicians.  All current job openings can be seen at https://www.citadelcompletions.com/careers/. Read More

We’re Hiring!

May 9, 2020

Lake Charles, LA – Citadel is hiring aircraft avionics technicians.  All current job openings can be seen at https://www.citadelcompletions.com/careers/. Read More

Citadel is Hosting a Virtual Career Fair

May 7, 2020

WE’RE HIRING!  Start your new career with Citadel Completions.  Join our Recruiting Team for an Online Live Virtual Recruiting Event.  Registration is now open and can be accessed through https://citadelcompletions.vfairs.com/en/registration.  All current openings can also be found on our careers page at https://www.citadelcompletions.com/careers/. Read More

Citadel Introduces Wire Harness Capabilities

April 28, 2020

Citadel Completions is proud to add wire harness production to our list of competencies.  This service is available for modifications of any size and can quickly be custom adapted to your specific needs and project requirements.  Our newly renovated facility is state-of-the-art, complete with two wire marking machines, 70 foot long wire loom board and digital engineering interfacing capability.  We also offer solutions for insulated multicolor twisted pair wire requirements, custom heat shrink labels and comprehensive continuity testing.  Our experienced team is prepared to support all of your wire harness project needs. Please check out our promotional video to discover more.  https://youtu.be/nvSOmo9g9Pk  … Read More

Citadel Completions in Louisiana Redefines Work for VIPs

April 16, 2020

The workforce at Citadel Completions in Lake Charles, who are usually hard at work creating interiors for ultra-VIP aircraft owners, have retooled in short order to shift production to making necessary basics for local heroes in one of the most hard-hit areas in the country by the Coronavirus.  Citadel volunteered material and resources to manufacture much-needed face masks, made of microscopic polyester fiber, using the same machines that produce the most luxurious fabric in the aviation industry.  When employees heard about the soreness that elastic straps cause on ears after being worn for extended hours, they also designed and produced support straps using the 3D printers usually being utilized to make parts for aircraft interiors.  It has been some of the most rewarding work for employees as the demand for… Read More

Citadel’s Response to the Coronavirus

March 20, 2020

Dear Aviation Colleagues & Valued Customers: On behalf of my entire team at Citadel Completions, we send the sincerest of wishes for wellness and safety to each of you and your teams during this extremely challenging time.   I am thankful to report that our team is healthy and ready to work relentlessly in serving you.  While we have taken comprehensive precautions to ensure the health and safety of our employees, our hangar doors remain open and we are ready to support your operational needs.  Our industry is a resilient one, and we will emerge from these challenges strong!  And while none of us can fully predict the difficulty we will endure before our industry returns to “normal”,  I think it is safe to say that the recovery will require… Read More

Citadel is Hosting a Virtual Career Fair

March 12, 2020

WE’RE HIRING! Start your new career with Citadel Completions. Join our Recruiting Team for an Online Virtual Recruiting Event. Registration is now open and can be accessed through https://citadelcompletions.vfairs.com/en/registration. Read More

Join Us in New Orleans

March 11, 2020

Veterans and military spouses, WE’RE HIRING! Join us this Thursday, March 12th from 11am to 3pm at the DAV RecruitMilitary Veterans Job Fair New Orleans, LA. All current openings can viewed and applied for at https://www.citadelcompletions.com/careers/. Read More

Join Us in Houston

March 3, 2020

We’re hiring! Join us in Houston at the DAV RecruitMilitary Veterans Job Fair on Thursday, March 5th from 11am-3pm at Minute Maid Park. We hope to see you there!  Current job openings can be seen at https://www.citadelcompletions.com/careers/. … Read More

We’re Hiring!

March 3, 2020

Citadel Completions is HIRING. Join us as we participate in the upcoming Career Fair at McNeese State University in Lake Charles, LA on Wednesday, March 4th from 10am-2pm at their Recreational Complex. All current openings can be viewed and applied for through our company careers page. Read More

Citadel Earns Registry of Aruba Certification

February 19, 2020

Lake Charles, LA – Citadel has again added to its expanding list of approved international regulatory agencies.  The Registry of Aruba has officially awarded Citadel Completions with an Aircraft Maintenance Organization Part 145 Repair Station Certificate (Cert. #DL-ACC-234). This certification authorizes the company to perform maintenance, repair and overhaul on Aruba registered aircraft.  Citadel is committed to continually growing its capabilities efforts allowing more possibilities for their customer base.  … Read More

Join Us in Daytona Beach

February 18, 2020

Daytona Beach, FL is our next recruiting stop. Join us as we participate in the upcoming Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Spring Industry/Career Expo February 25th, from 9am – 3pm. All current openings can be viewed and applied for through our company careers page. We hope to see you there!… Read More

Join Us in Prescott

February 6, 2020

Citadel Completions is heading back to Prescott, AZ. Join us as we participate in the upcoming Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Spring Industry/Career Expo Thursday, February 20th, from 10am – 3pm. All current openings can be viewed and applied for through our company careers page.  https://www.citadelcompletions.com/careers/… Read More

Citadel Sponsors CJI London

January 30, 2020

London, England – Citadel Completions is a proud sponsor of the Corporate Jet Investor event in London on February 3rd and 4th.  This networking conference is expected to draw 500 leaders from the business aviation industry.  During the two days, Citadel will have the opportunity to engage in presentations, in-depth Q& A sessions, stimulating debates, quizzes and more.  Please stop by the Citadel Completions table for more information on our vast capabilities, mission and success stories. Read More

Citadel is Hosting a Virtual Career Fair

January 16, 2020

We’re hiring!  Wednesday January 22nd we will host a LIVE VIRTUAL RECRUITING EVENT from 6pm-8pm CST.  Attendees will have the chance to chat live with our Recruiting Team.  All current openings can be seen at https://www.citadelcompletions.com/careers/.  Registration is required for this event.  Please join us at https://citadelcompletions.vfairs.com/.  We look forward to seeing you there!… Read More

We’re Hiring!

January 3, 2020

Citadel Completions is HIRING. Join us as we participate in the upcoming American Job Center Career Fair Wednesday, January 8th from 9am-12pm at the Lake Charles Civic Center. All current openings can be viewed and applied for through our company careers page, we hope to see you there! http://www.citadelcompletions.com/careers/… Read More

Citadel is Hosting a Virtual Career Fair

December 5, 2019

We’re hiring! Citadel Completions is hosting an ON-LINE/VIRTUAL CAREER FAIR Wednesday, December 18th, 6pm – 8pm CST. This event will be live and all interested candidates are encouraged to pre-register. Please join us at https://citadelcompletions.vfairs.com! Current openings can be seen at https://www.citadelcompletions.com/careers/. Read More

Citadel Co-Sponsors MEBAA Reception

November 20, 2019

Dubai, UAE – Citadel Completions was honored to co-sponsor the Middle East & North Africa Business Aviation Association (MEBAA) reception held at the beautiful Palace Downtown Dubai this week. The scene included a stunning view near the base of the Burj Khalifa, cigar rollers, musical entertainment and networking opportunities.   This event corresponded with the biennial Dubai Airshow which Citadel also participated in with a chalet and static display presence.  Chairman of MEBAA Mr. Ali Ahmed Alnaqbi presented Citadel Managing Director Joe Bonita with an award as a gesture of appreciation for sponsorship.  Citadel looks forward to future partnership opportunities and a growing relationship within MEBAA.  … Read More

Join Us in Houston

November 20, 2019

Please join us in Houston, Texas on Thursday, December 5th for the DAV Recruit Military Veterans Job Fair. This event will be held at Minute Maid Park from 11:00am-3:00pm CST. Current job openings can be seen at https://www.citadelcompletions.com/careers/. Read More

Citadel Completions at Dubai Airshow

November 12, 2019

Dubai, UAE – Citadel Completions will be exhibiting at the Dubai Airshow November 17-21.  This is a biennial exhibition that showcases the latest and greatest in military, general and commercial aviation.  This year is expected to be the biggest show ever with 1,300 exhibitors and 165 aircraft on display.  Citadel leaders will be hosting visitors at Chalet A6 adjacent to the aircraft static ramp where the company owner’s private, VVIP-configured A340-500 will be on display.  Select individuals and small groups can make appointments at the chalet to go aboard the luxurious Airbus and discuss the services Citadel can provide. Read More

Citadel is Hosting a Virtual Career Fair

November 4, 2019

We’re hiring! Citadel Completions is hosting an ON-LINE/VIRTUAL CAREER FAIR Saturday, November 16th, 10am – 2pm CST. This event will be live and all interested candidates are encouraged to pre-register. Please join us at https://citadelcompletions.vfairs.com! Current openings can be seen at https://www.citadelcompletions.com/careers/. Read More

Citadel Receives ISO 9001 and AS9110 Certifications

October 23, 2019

Citadel Completions is excited to announce receipt of our ISO 9001:2015 and AS9110:2016 certifications. Citadel Completions received accreditation by demonstrating our ongoing commitment to quality, satisfying customer requirements and industry specifications. By implementing and becoming certified to the AS9110/ISO 9001 standard, Citadel Completions has taken the next step toward our commitment to providing world class quality products and services. We are proud to have joined an elite number of organizations worldwide who have achieved certifications to these globally recognized quality standards of excellence. Read More

Citadel Completions Unveils New Design Studio

October 22, 2019

Citadel Completions introduces the opening of our new Design Studio.  This is a state of the art facility that will support our client’s projects from concept through delivery.  Stop by our booth and talk with our design team about opportunities to support your next project.  … Read More

Citadel Completions at NBAA

October 19, 2019

Las Vegas, NV – Citadel Completions will be exhibiting at this year’s NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition.  This annual event serves as a platform for the business aviation community to discover the latest innovations, learn about the future of air transport and explore the best aircraft in the industry.  Citadel team members look forward to connecting with prospective customers, vendors and manufacturers from around the world.  Stop by our booth #N2635 and chat with our Managing Director, Sales Team, Chief Engineer or Designer to learn more about Citadel’s vast capabilities!… Read More

Citadel Completions at LOA Symposium

October 8, 2019

Oklahoma City, OK – Citadel Completions is proud to exhibit at the upcoming Logistics Officer Association Symposium in Oklahoma City October 8-11.  This premier event will gather influential air and space logistics professionals from the Department of Defense, academia, acquisition and technology industries.  With a continued focus on leadership, innovation, velocity and excellence, this seminar will offer a forum to discuss challenges of operating in a dynamic global defense environment.  Come visit us at booth 720 to learn more about Citadel’s vast capabilities.  … Read More

Citadel is Hosting a Virtual Career Fair

October 8, 2019

We’re hiring! Citadel Completions is hosting an ON-LINE/VIRTUAL CAREER FAIR Saturday, October 19th, 10am – 2pm CST. This event will be live and all interested candidates are encouraged to pre-register. Please join us at https://citadelcompletions.vfairs.com! Current openings can be seen at https://www.citadelcompletions.com/careers/. Read More

Join Us in San Antonio

September 25, 2019

Please join us in San Antonio, Texas on Wednesday, October 9th for the Hallmark University Annual Career Fair. This event will be held at 8901 Wetmore Road from 1:00pm-5:00pm CST. Current job openings can be seen at https://www.citadelcompletions.com/careers/. Read More

Citadel Completions at Monaco Yacht Show

September 25, 2019

Monaco – Citadel Completions will make its second appearance at the Monaco Yacht Show this week following a successful 2018 presence.  The Monaco Yacht Show is the most prestigious yacht show in the world, held at the iconic Port Hercules, with 125 superyachts on display.  We are excited to again be hosted by Edmiston, a world leader in the sale, charter, management and construction of superyachts. Both Citadel and Edmiston’s business models encompass breaking the mold and doing things differently in order to exceed lifestyle expectations in the world of luxury.  Come see us at the Edmiston Pavilion, situated within the Monaco Yacht Club for more information. Read More

Join Us in Daytona Beach

September 24, 2019

Please join us for the Embry-Riddle Fall 2019 Industry/Career Expo at 600 Clyde Morris Blvd., Daytona Beach, FL 32114. This event is taking place on October 8th from 9:00am-4:00pm EST.  Current job openings can be seen at https://www.citadelcompletions.com/careers/. Read More

Join Us in Prescott

September 20, 2019

Please join us for the Embry-Riddle Industry/Career Expo at the Athletic Complex, 3700 Willow Creek Road, Prescott, AZ 86301.  This event is taking place on October 3rd from 10:00am-4:00pm MST.  Current job openings can be seen at https://www.citadelcompletions.com/careers/. Read More

Citadel is Hosting a Virtual Career Fair

September 6, 2019

We’re hiring! Citadel Completions is hosting an ON-LINE/VIRTUAL CAREER FAIR Wednesday, September 18th, 5pm – 9pm CST. This event will be live and all interested candidates are encouraged to pre-register. Please join us at https://citadelcompletions.vfairs.com! Current openings can be seen at https://www.citadelcompletions.com/careers/. Read More

Join Us in Dallas

September 3, 2019

Join us in Dallas, Texas on Friday, September 13th for the Embry-Riddle Dallas 2019 Industry/Career Expo. This event will be held at the Sheraton Dallas Hotel located at 400 North Olive Street from 10:00am-3:00pm CDT. Current job openings can be seen at https://www.citadelcompletions.com/careers/. Read More

We’re Hiring!

August 22, 2019

Please join us for the Embry-Riddle Career Expo at the DoubleTree Suites Hotel on 300 Army Navy Drive in Arlington, VA.  This event is taking place on August 23rd from 10:00am-3:00pm EST.  Current job openings can be seen at https://www.citadelcompletions.com/careers/. Read More

Take Off With Citadel Completions

August 9, 2019

We’re hiring! Citadel Completions is hosting an ON-LINE/VIRTUAL CAREER FAIR Saturday, August 17th, 10am – 2pm CST. Registration is required. Citadel is particularly interested in applicants with engineering, aircraft technician, avionics and interior skill sets. Please join us at https://citadelcompletions.vfairs.com/ this weekend! Current openings can be seen at https://www.citadelcompletions.com/careers/. Read More

Big Things Happening at Citadel Completions

August 9, 2019

Lake Charles, LA – Business continues to grow for Citadel Completions.  In August, Citadel hosted two Boeing 747s, with both double-decker aircraft completely enclosed in one of Citadel’s hangars.  One of the two jets is undergoing a significant avionics modification, while the other remains in Citadel’s care for on-going maintenance.  Citadel is looking forward to more projects in the coming months, including VVIP/VIP aircraft interior modifications and other maintenance, repair and overhaul work.  The company continues to expand its capabilities and is hiring skilled technicians every day.  Current opportunities are available at www.citadelcompletions.com/careers.  Stay tuned!  … Read More

Citadel Earns UAE Certification

July 30, 2019

Lake Charles, LA – Established less than 18 months ago and with demand for their unique services quickly accelerating, Citadel Completions continues to add to its portfolio of capabilities. Today, Citadel was issued its Approved Maintenance Organisation Certification from the United Arab Emirate’s General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA). Citadel had previously received aircraft repair and maintenance certifications from the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and Bermuda Civil Aviation Authority (BCAA). This latest certificate now authorizes Citadel to conduct maintenance and modification on UAE-registered aircraft. As Citadel’s customer base expands, the company will continue to add other international certifications. Read More

Accelerate Your Career at Citadel

July 25, 2019

We’re hiring!  Citadel Completions is hosting an ON-LINE/VIRTUAL CAREER FAIR this Saturday, July 27th, 10am – 2pm CST.  This event will be live and all interested candidates can pre-register or join live.  Citadel is particularly interested in applicants with engineering, aircraft technician, avionics and interior skill sets.  Please join us at https://citadelcompletions.vfairs.com this weekend!  Current openings can be seen at www.citadelcompletions.com/careers. Read More

Citadel’s Community Service Takes Off

July 25, 2019

Lake Charles, LA – Alongside a quickly accelerating business tempo, Citadel Completions continues to ramp up its support for (and participation in) local community activities.  Last week, Citadel collaborated with LifeShare Blood Centers to host a blood drive.  Dozens of employees and business partners donated.  vital, life-saving blood.  One participant, Cletus Dugas, marked his 73rd blood donation!  Citadel plans to organize future blood drives on a consistent basis to satisfy an important need in the Southwest Louisiana area. Then over the weekend, Citadel was proud to sponsor the Southwest Louisiana Hot Air Balloon Festival, held right next to Citadel’s facilities at Chennault International Airport.  Several fun activities were offered, including fireworks, a KidZone, live music, a BBQ cook off, carnival rides, and of course, hot air balloons.  Attendees could take… Read More

Citadel Completions Planning a Busy Summer

June 14, 2019

Lake Charles – Temperatures in Louisiana are rising, and activity at Citadel Completions is heating up, as well.  Just over a year after opening their doors, Citadel hosted two more projects in June.  A privately-owned Boeing 747-SP arrived for minor modification and maintenance, capitalizing on Citadel’s unique facilities, capable of hangaring multiple wide-body aircraft.  Meanwhile, a corporate-operated Boeing 737 was also on site, with Citadel carrying out maintenance and repairs, as well as assessment of the aircraft’s VIP interior for potential updates.  As Citadel’s business continues to grow, there are more VVIP/VIP aircraft interior projects and other updates on Citadel’s horizon.  Stay tuned!… Read More

Citadel Completions Hosts President’s Support Team

May 31, 2019

Lake Charles, Louisiana – Citadel Completions was recently honored to host a U.S. Marine Corps VH-60N “White Hawk” helicopter in conjunction with a visit to Southwest Louisiana by President Donald J. Trump.  Ahead of the President’s pre-planned arrival, Citadel’s primary hangar was the temporary home for the VH-60N, as well as several Presidential motorcade vehicles and accompanying U.S. Secret Service and U.S. Marine personnel.  On May 14, 2019, President Trump landed at Chennault International Airport aboard Air Force One, and was then transported by motorcade to a local liquid natural gas facility where he spoke about future domestic job creation and energy infrastructure.  The VH-60N and its crew remained on standby in the Citadel hangar.  President Trump returned by motorcade, waving at Citadel team members as he drove by the… Read More

Citadel Completions Concludes EBACE Debut

May 23, 2019

Geneva, Switzerland – After an eventful week, Citadel Completions wrapped up the 2019 European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (EBACE) today.  It was Citadel’s inaugural exhibition at EBACE.  Having launched operations just over a year ago, Citadel highlighted its rapid growth and early project successes, drawing accolades and increasing attention from across the industry.  Citadel Completions provides VIP/VVIP aircraft interior modifications to private owner, government/head of state and corporate protocol operators of large aircraft.  Citadel also provides a full range of maintenance, repair and overhaul services.  Throughout the event, team members had fruitful interchanges with current and potential clientele, original equipment manufacturers and suppliers of VIP/VVIP interior products.  Citadel’s next trade show presence will be at the Monaco Yacht Show in September, where they will again collaborate with Edmiston, a… Read More

Citadel Completions Displays 747-SP at Chennault International Airshow

May 14, 2019

Lake Charles, LA – Over the weekend, Citadel Completions participated as a Premier Sponsor of the Chennault International Airshow. The feature performance at the show was the F-22 Raptor Demonstration Team, along with other aerobatic performers, vintage warbirds, exotic cars and a BMX motocross performance. Citadel was proud to have a customer’s VVIP 747-SP on static display, with public interior tours of the amazing aircraft. This gave Citadel the opportunity to showcase their capabilities to the community and to support STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education programs in Southwest Louisiana. … Read More

Citadel Completions Re-Delivers Boeing 737-700

May 13, 2019

Lake Charles, LA - On May 8, 2019, Citadel Completions successfully re-delivered a privately-owned Boeing 737-700.  This was Citadel’s second BBJ project since the company opened the doors at its facilities in Lake Charles, Louisiana, in March 2018.  Citadel performed a full interior refresh of the VIP interior, including seat reupholstery, interior panel and wood surface refinishing, carpet replacement and tile floor installation.  Citadel also carried out a heavy C-check inspection and completed aircraft system modifications.  The project highlighted Citadel's broad expertise and experience as the company continues to grow. Read More

Citadel Completions Hosts Louisiana Economic Development

May 10, 2019

Lake Charles, LA - Citadel Completions hosted the State of Louisiana’s Secretary of Economic Development, Don Pierson, and his team this week. We were excited to discuss local recruitment and future Citadel plans, and provide a tour of Citadel’s expansive facilities including our future design center area, hangars, manufacturing shops, and administration building. We concluded the tour with a walk through of our customer’s VVIP 747-SP. A return visit is expected later in the year to see Citadel’s ongoing progress. Read More

Citadel Completions Supports Chennault International Airshow

May 9, 2019

Lake Charles, LA - Citadel Completions is a proud Premier Sponsor of the 2019 Chennault International Airshow.  We were honored to present Kevin Melton, Chennault International Airport Executive Director, with a donation check that helps fund aerobatic performances as well as scholarships and grants promoting STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) in Southwest Louisiana.  Citadel will have a 747-SP on static display at the Airshow taking place May 10th-12th. Read More

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... Read More

Citadel Earns European Repair Certification

March 12, 2019

Lake Charles, LA – This week, Citadel Completions received its European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) Part 145 Maintenance Organization Approval.  Citadel’s previous and on-going aircraft modification and maintenance work on Boeing and Airbus aircraft has been carried out under US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and Bermuda Civil Aviation Authority Part 145 repair station certificates.  The new EASA certificate now authorizes Citadel to perform maintenance, repair and overhaul services on aircraft registered in any of EASA’s 32 member countries, which includes all members of the European Union and European Free Trade Association.  Earning these certifications required Citadel to satisfy each regulatory agencies’ requirements with fully developed Repair Station and Quality Control Manuals, acceptable facilities and equipment, and a fully qualified work force.  Citadel Completions is continuing to grow, with additional national… Read More

Celebrating 1st Anniversary, Citadel Continues to Grow

March 7, 2019

Lake Charles, LA – Earlier this week, Citadel Completions welcomed a VVIP-configured Boeing Business Jet (BBJ) into their facilities at Chennault International Airport.  Over the next few weeks, Citadel will be performing a refurbishment of the airplane’s customized, luxury interior, including replacing carpet, updating seating and upholstery, restoring wood surfaces, and other modifications.    Citadel will also perform heavy maintenance and inspections on the aircraft.  The arrival of the jet closely coincided with the anniversary of Citadel moving into their Chennault properties.  On March 1st, 2018, Managing Director Joe Bonita was the sole Citadel representative on site.  Now, just over a year later, Citadel has over 100 employees working in Lake Charles, with additional recruiting efforts on-going.  Citadel also continues to renovate some of its industrial workspaces, with more manufacturing capabilities… Read More

Citadel Completions Re-Delivers First Project

January 16, 2019

Lake Charles, LA – On January 11, 2019, Citadel Completions re-delivered its first project at its Chennault International Airport facility. The privately-owned Boeing 747 arrived in October 2018, and Citadel completed the project in early January. Preflight checks were performed on the ground before the aircraft took off and, after a successful in-flight systems check, it returned home. Citadel has more major projects coming, with two other large, privately-owned aircraft slated to arrive at Chennault within the next 3 months. Read More

Citadel Completions Debuts at MEBAA Show 2018

December 11, 2018

Dubai, UAE – Citadel Completions is making its inaugural independent trade show appearance starting today at the Middle East Business Aviation Association Show at Dubai World Central’s Air Show Site (Al Maktoum International Airport).  Company leaders will be hosting visitors at Chalet A16 adjacent to the aircraft static ramp where the company owner’s private, VVIP-configured A340-500 will be on display.  Select individuals and small groups can make appointments at the chalet to go aboard the luxurious Airbus and discuss the services Citadel can provide.   Citadel Completions was founded in 2017 by the owner of several private-owned VVIP aircraft, based on his own experience as a completions customer.  Based at Chennault International Airport in Lake Charles, Louisiana USA, Citadel is committed to revolutionizing the VVIP completions process with the industry’s… Read More

Citadel Completions Receives FAA Part 145 Certificate

December 3, 2018

Citadel Completions reached another important milestone today, officially receiving it’s Part 145 Repair Station Certification from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration.  Citadel is already performing maintenance on aircraft registered in Bermuda under its Bermuda Civil Aviation Authority certificate received earlier in the year.  Now with the FAA certificate, Citadel can begin accepting maintenance and modification projects for U.S.-registered aircraft.  The certificate initially includes Boeing 737 authorizations, but will soon include a wide range of Airbus and Boeing aircraft.  The company is grateful for the priority and attention provided by FAA representatives in the Baton Rouge office leading up to the final certification.   Photo caption: Rich Atwood, Director of Quality Assurance, and Lance Foster, Senior Director of Quality from Citadel Completions proudly receive the company’s FAA Part 145 repair station… Read More

Citadel Completions Visits Hallmark University

November 15, 2018

Citadel Completions recently extended their recruiting efforts to Hallmark University in San Antonio, TX. Hallmark University is an established university within the aviation community that has received a multitude of awards for not only their education programs but their ability to follow through and support their aviation graduates to acquire their airframe and powerplant license with the Federal Aviation Administration. They continue to implement changes to their programs to strengthen its position and vision of providing Aviation ready students into the workforce. Throughout the visit, the Citadel Completions team was able to meet and really talk with some bright, upcoming graduates currently going through the program. Discussions were focused on their futures and all of the opportunities that are available with Citadel Completions. The type of character, experience and education… Read More

Air Force Job Fair Features Citadel Completions

October 31, 2018

Bossier City, LA – Citadel Completions recently participated in a Job and Education Fair at Barksdale Air Force Base, near Shreveport, Louisiana, the first of what will be many recruiting and community engagements in the region for the company. Citadel Completions is a relatively new venture primarily focused on completing VIP interior modifications on large Boeing and Airbus aircraft. The company also performs aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul services for select clientele. Citadel Completions operates at Chennault International Airport in Lake Charles, Louisiana, with over 260,000 square feet of aircraft hangar space and rapidly expanding industrial spaces. At the Barksdale event, the company’s Director of Human Resources, Joel McSpadden and Bill Harner, Citadel’s Director of Maintenance (a retired Air Force chief master sergeant) interacted with Airmen and civilian Air Force… Read More

Citadel Completions at Monaco Yacht Show

September 26, 2018

Monaco – Citadel Completions is making its tradeshow debut at the 2018 Monaco Yacht Show, September 26-29. We are honored to be hosted by Edmiston, a world leader in the superyacht industry, specializing in the sale, charter, management and construction of world’s largest yachts. Together, Citadel Completions and Edmiston endeavor to enlighten yacht owners on large, VVIP-configured aircraft, and the similar lifestyle possibilities they offer to the superyachts on display. Citadel will also host a select few to visit a privately-owned A340-500 situated at Nice Cote d’Azur Airport. Read More

Citadel Completions Announces First Project

September 24, 2018

Citadel Completions recently welcomed a Boeing 747 at their facility at Chennault International Airport in Lake Charles, Louisiana. Citadel will perform heavy maintenance and inspection on the privately-owned aircraft over coming weeks. Read More

Citadel Completions Receives Certificate

August 15, 2018

The Bermuda Civil Aviation Authority (BCAA) has awarded Citadel Completions with an Aircraft Maintenance Organization Repair Station Certificate. The certificate officially enables the company to perform maintenance, repair and overhaul on Bermuda-flagged Boeing 747-SP and Airbus A340 aircraft. Read More

Gov. Edwards and Citadel Completions Announce Louisiana Aerospace Project

May 17, 2018

Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards and Citadel Completions LLC announced the company will make a $17.6 million capital investment and hire more than 250 people for an aircraft center dedicated to interior jet modifications and maintenance at Chennault International Airport in Lake Charles. For the project, Citadel Completions will create 256 new direct jobs with an average annual salary of $80,000, plus benefits. In addition, Louisiana Economic Development estimates the project will result in 347 new indirect jobs, for a total of more than 600 new jobs in Southwest Louisiana. Hiring for the project is underway, with Citadel Completions expecting to begin operations by the third quarter of 2018. “Louisiana’s established advanced manufacturing capacity provides unparalleled advantages for aviation and aerospace companies,” Gov. Edwards said. “That’s particularly true in Southwest… Read More