Officials from Kingman Airline Service have announced the company will set up shop in Horry County, South Carolina with an investment that will reach a $2.5 million.
The establishment of operations in Horry County will lead to the creation of about 180 jobs.
"I was attracted to Horry County by their capabilities and culture," Kingman Airline Service President Kevin Dolan said. "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, headquartered in Arizona, specializes in aircraft repairs (the company is Federal Aviation Authority-approved as a Part 145 repair station) as well as large aircraft storage and preservation facility.
The Horry County plant will be housed in a facility and ramp space at the Myrtle Beach International Airport and will offer a variety of 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-purchase inspections and consulting and ferry services.
“Horry County is a great place to live and work, and Kingman Airline Service is proving that fact today," Horry County Council Chair Mark Lazarus said. "We are excited about adding Kingman to our business community and as a tenant at the Myrtle Beach International Airport.”