ST Engineering Aerospace has opened a new airframe Maintenance, Repair & Overhaul (MRO) facility in Pensacola, Florida. The company says the new facility can carry out heavy and line maintenance, as well as aircraft modification work, joins two others that ST Engineering has in the USA. Those are located in San Antonio, Texas and Mobile, Alabama. This new facility increases its capacity to serve the North America region.
Located at the Pensacola International Airport, the 173,500 sq ft, new hangar has been developed at a cost of $46 million. ST Aerospace says the facility has an annual capacity of 600,000 labor hours, and can accommodate two of the largest aircraft the 777 widebody series, or six A321 narrowbody aircraft at any one time.
“Florida’s airports create jobs and welcome millions of visitors each year as our state continues to break tourism records. We are working hard to make sure that every Florida family can get a job,” Rick Scott, Governor of Florida, said. “We are proud to open this new facility in Pensacola today.”
Lim Serh Ghee, president of ST Engineering’s Aerospace sector, said, “We are thankful for the tremendous support from the State of Florida and Pensacola City governments, which have enabled us to set up the new facility on schedule and commence operations quickly. 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. We are pleased to have United Parcel Service as our launch customer at the new facility, and we look forward to welcoming more customers and supporting them with the same high level of quality and on-schedule re-deliveries regardless of where our hangar is located, time and again.”