Aero Industry Expands at Melbourne Airport

 - March 30, 2011, 7:40 AM

Executive Wings is expanding its facility at Melbourne International Airport, Fla., to provide a broader range of products and services. The new 30,000-sq-ft facility will more than double the size of the company’s current facility. The Economic Development Commission of Florida’s Space Coast (EDC) partnered with Enterprise Florida, the Melbourne International Airport and the City of Melbourne to secure the company’s expansion at the Melbourne International Airport. Executive Wings considered at least two other locations before deciding to expand at Melbourne. According to an EDC spokesman, the expansion will create 10 new jobs. “Executive Wings’ current total economic impact is currently more than $1.14 million, leveraging a corporate capital investment of over $1.68 million. When the expansion is complete, the company’s projected total economic impact will increase to $1.89 million,” an EDC spokesman said. Executive Wings will offer aircraft service, maintenance, engineering, airframe modifications, engine overhauls/upgrades, safety upgrades, fuel, ground support equipment and flight certification training at its the facility. “We are looking forward to our new, larger facility,” said Bill Pa Grimes, the MRO’s general manager. “It will enable us to consolidate all of services under one roof to better serve our worldwide customer base.”