MRO provider Summit Aviation has completed the move of its North Carolina operation to a 49,000-sq-ft building in Greensboro. The Delaware-based company—created by Greenwich AeroGroup after retaining the manufacturing operations of Atlantic Aero in its divestiture to Landmark Aviation—gains 19,000 more square feet with the move from its former location in Kernersville.
“The increased space provides us with the opportunity to expand our capabilities and add new machinery that allows us to serve our aviation and other types of industry customers in a capacity we haven’t been able to do prior to this move,” said Summit Aviation Greensboro manufacturing director Garrett Wishon.
New machinery at Summit includes a large five-axis mill that enables technicians to machine components such as landing gear, leading edges, and wing spars up to 12 feet long. The building also features an open floor plan that allows the company to create an optimal flow for lean manufacturing.
In addition to aircraft maintenance, Summit Aviation offers modifications, avionics installation and repair, engine servicing, mission equipment integration, paint, FBO services, sales and leasing, field training, flight testing support, and over-the-counter part sales. It is a factory-authorized service center for Bell, Blackhawk, Cessna, Raisbeck Engineering, and Sikorsky.