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StandardAero Expands Augusta, Georgia, Operations

StandardAero, a provider of business aircraft maintenance, repair, and overhaul services, plans to expand its operations in Augusta, Georgia. The $33 million project is expected to create 90 jobs in Richmond County.

The investment will include the construction of a new hangar and engine shop at 1150 Hangar Road adjacent to the Augusta Regional Airport. Operations are scheduled for 2025.

“The new facility will add over 60 percent of new space to our existing footprint,” said Chris Bodine, Vice President and General Manager of StandardAero’s Augusta facility. “The current facility was built in the 1970s, when aircraft were a lot smaller. The new facility will allow us to support additional super mid-size to large cabin aircraft for airframe and avionics while also significantly expanding our engine shop to further support many of those aircraft.”

StandardAero is an independent maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) provider. The company offers extensive MRO services and custom solutions for business aviation, commercial aviation, military and industrial power customers. StandardAero currently operates more than 50 major facilities and additional regional service and support centers globally.

“StandardAero is one of Georgia’s companies that is making a global impact,” noted GDEcD Commissioner Pat Wilson. “Georgia exported $11.1 billion of aerospace products in 2023 alone. This includes products sent to Augusta for repair and maintenance before being shipped to international customers. We are excited that StandardAero will continue to be part of Georgia’s economic vitality, and congratulations to Augusta and Richmond County for creating an additional 90 new long-term jobs for Georgians.”

Regional Project Manager Adela Kelley represented the Georgia Department of Economic Development’s Global Commerce team on the project in partnership with the Augusta Economic Development Authority and Augusta Regional Airport.

“We are ecstatic about StandardAero’s expansion,” added Herbert L. Judon Jr., Executive Director of the Augusta Regional Airport. “This expansion is a key building block for future Airport growth. We are very fortunate to have partnerships, both private and public, that work closely together to bring this to fruition. The expansion will not only generate significant regional economic impact, but it will also provide support to our efforts to educate local youth and increase workforce development.”

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