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Premier Aviation USA Overhaul Services Plans Bay County, Florida, Operations

Canada-based Premier Aviation USA Overhaul Services, an international aviation maintenance, repair, and overhaul company, plans to establish operations in Bay County, Florida. The $32.5 million project is expected to create 250 jobs in the next four years.

The new facility, located at Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport, will become “the center of excellence” on Embraer and ATR products: the ERJ 145, EMB 175/190 and the ATR42/72 series aircraft, which range in passenger capacity from 40 to 106 seats. Operations are scheduled for summer 2025.

“Family is our most important core value, and we are overjoyed to be expanding in Bay County and creating new opportunities for people to prosper in their hometown,” said Sylvain Perron, president of Premier Aviation. “We look forward to being part of this community and are eager to break ground and establish ourselves as the region’s leader in aircraft maintenance.”

Premier Aviation plans to work closely with CareerSource Gulf Coast on their hiring and recruiting plans.

“This is a milestone moment along our journey to further diversify our community’s employment base, particularly with high-wage, high-skill jobs,” said Patrick Jones, chair of the Bay EDA Executive Committee. “Premier Aviation will be an excellent asset to the region and will complement the accelerated growth at our airport.”

Based in Quebec, Canada, Premier Aviation is a full-service provider of airframe heavy maintenance for regional types of aircraft.

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