July 13, 2016- MYRTLE BEACH, SC – Kingman Airline Services, an Arizona-based maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) company, today announced plans to establish operations in Horry County. The company will hire approximately 180 employees, and make a capital investment of $2.5 million.
Kingman Airline Services is a Federal Aviation Authority-approved Part 145 repair station, in addition to a large Aircraft storage and preservation facility, offering various levels of maintenance for Embraer, Bombardier CRJ, SAAB and Boeing Aircraft.
To establish operations in Horry County, the company will lease an existing facility and ramp space, located at the Myrtle Beach International Airport for maintenance and aircraft services including: long and short-term commercial aircraft storage; fleet management; aircraft repair and maintenance; engine removals and installation; airframe dissemble and dismantling; records audits; interior refurbishment; pre-buy inspections; consulting services; and ferry services.
Kingman Airline Services will hire airframe and powerplant technicians; operators and craftsman; along with managerial, professional and service positions. Those looking to apply should visit the company’s careers page online.
“I was attracted to Horry County by their capabilities and culture. Horry County has experienced hands-on people committed to partnering with companies to improve and grow their business. We are very excited to join the Myrtle Beach Community.” -Kingman Airline Service President, Kevin Dolan
“Kingman Airline Services’ decision to do business in South Carolina is great news for our state and for our growing aerospace industry. The 180 jobs that will be created by this $2.5 million will make a real difference in Horry County, and we look forward to watching this great company grow and thrive here for a long time.” – Gov. Nikki Haley
“South Carolina’s booming aerospace industry continues to grow at a remarkable rate, creating jobs and opportunities for people all across this state. Today, I congratulate Kingman Airline Services for making the decision to add its name to that thriving sector in South Carolina, and I look forward to watching them succeed for many years to come.” – Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt
“It is a great pleasure to welcome Kingman Airline Services to Horry County. Their business model fits the Myrtle Beach community very well and they will provide high-quality jobs to 180 skilled workers in our community. This announcement is just another example of our great team including the Myrtle Beach Regional Economic Development Corporation, Horry County, Horry County Airports, the Myrtle Beach Air Force Base Redevelopment Authority, Santee Cooper, and the City of Myrtle Beach.” – MBREDC President & CEO, Josh Kay
“Horry County is a great place to live and work and Kingman Airline Services is proving that fact today! We are excited about adding Kingman to our business community and as a tenant at the Myrtle Beach International Airport.” – Horry County Council Chairman, Mark Lazarus
“This news is a great example of what happens when we work together to attract new industry. Tourism always will be our number one industry, but announcements like this provide the diversity we’ve been seeking in our local economy. The City of Myrtle Beach has been building toward this day through its investments on the former Air Force Base. Such new jobs in manufacturing and technology will make us an even more well- rounded place to live, work and vacation.” -City of Myrtle Beach Mayor, John Rhodes
“The Myrtle Beach Air Force Base Redevelopment Authority is pleased with the opportunity to join with the SC Department of Commerce, Horry County and the Myrtle Beach Regional Economic Development Corporation to secure the presence of Kingman Airlines Services on the former air force base. The job creation and tax base enhancement caused by a company with the credibility and experience of Kingman will be a great addition to the Myrtle Beach International Airport and the Horry County and Myrtle Beach communities. Welcome to Kingman!” – Myrtle Beach Air Force Base Redevelopment Authority Executive Director, Buddy Styers
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About Kingman Airline Services
Since 1994, Kingman Airline Services has provided services in every aspect of airplane repair, maintenance and storage.