King Aerospace Expands Interior Shop

 - October 31, 2012, 12:50 PM

King Aerospace Commercial Corporation (KACC) is expanding its Ardmore, Okla. facility to serve the market for customization, modification, refurbishment and completion of corporate and large executive aircraft. KACC began construction this month on a 25,000-sq-ft shop to accommodate executive aircraft cabinetry, upholstery and panel coverings.

Keith Weaver, executive vice president, told AIN, “We anticipate the facility will be completed and we’ll have moved in by about May next year. We’re looking forward to serving this customer base.”

The facility will house automated machinery for cutting leather, fabric and cabinetry materials. The shop is the first of four similarly sized buildings planned at the seven-acre site on Ardmore Airpark, creating a 100,000-sq-ft shop complex.

The MRO’s current 200,000-sq-ft Ardmore campus comprises four hangars and office space. An adjacent site for a fifth hangar large enough to accommodate a Boeing 747-8 has been earmarked for 100,000 sq ft more hangar capacity in the future. The building’s blueprint incorporates a slab of the original Ardmore AFB headquarters office and uses its iconic flagpole bases.