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Kingman Airline Services Hub Planned At Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, International Airport

Kingman Airline Services, an Arizona-based maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) company, plans to establish operations in Horry County, South Carolina. The company will hire approximately 180 employees, and make a capital investment of $2.5 million.

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.

“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,” said Kingman Airline Service President Kevin Dolan.

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, Bombadier CRJ, SAAB and Boeing aircraft. The company will hire airframe and powerplant technicians; operators and craftsman; along with managerial, professional and service positions.

“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,” said Governor Nikki Haley.

“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 almost 200 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 Airports, the Myrtle Beach Air Force Base Redevelopment Authority and the City of Myrtle Beach,” Myrtle Beach Regional Economic Development Corporation President/CEO Josh Kay said.

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