ST Engineering’s Aerospace sector opened a new airframe MRO facility in Pensacola, Fla. The new facility, which can carry out heavy and line maintenance, as well as aircraft modification work, joins two others that ST Engineering has in the U. S., one located in San Antonio, Texas and the other in Mobile, Ala.
Located at the Pensacola International Airport, the new hangar cost $46 million. At 173,500 sq. ft., it is one of the largest hangars in ST Engineering’s network of airframe maintenance facilities. The facility has an annual capacity of 600,000 labor hours, and can accommodate two of the largest version of the B777 widebody series, or six A321 aircraft, at any one time.
“Pensacola serves as an excellent base for us to serve the MRO needs of the North America region given its rich pool of highly trained engineering and aviation talent,” says Lim Serh Ghee, president of ST Engineering’s Aerospace sector. “We are pleased to have United Parcel Service as our launch customer at the new facility.”