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Duluth officials Thursday announced upcoming job growth in the city's aviation industry.

Minnesota Public Radio reports, that AAR Aircraft Services, a Chicago-based airplane maintenance company, will add 40 additional workers to the now 276 employees that maintain Air Canada jets in the city. The company set up shop just last year in an old Northwest Airlines facility that had been vacant in Duluth since 2005.

AAR is hoping to hire an additional 40-50 employees, as it hopes to operate four full work lines in the Duluth facility. Eventually the company aims to employ around 360 people in Duluth.

The city is expecting its aviation sector to grow by more than 40-percent in the next seven years.

The report quotes Duluth Mayor Don Ness as saying the expected growth is creating an interesting challenge. Ness says they are creating so many jobs, that the city has openings and we have to find those quality people and bring them to the city.

The Duluth News Tribune reports, that Lake Superior College in Duluth is hoping to start a two-year aircraft maintenance program next fall, to help fill the gap.

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