Wednesday, February 19, 2020

MRO campus gets funding

PENSACOLA, Fla. - Gov. Ron DeSantis on Wednesday announced a $4.8 million grant for the Pensacola International Airport, the final piece of the $210 million project to expand the airport's ST Engineering campus. The expansion project, which calls for building three more maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) hangars and office space for ST Engineering in addition to the one already in operation, is expected to bring more than 1,300 jobs to the airport. ST Engineering opened its first MRO hangar at the airport in June 2018. That hangar is expected to employ 400 people when operating at full capacity, putting the number of jobs at the entire facility at more than 1,700 people. In January ST Engineer had 163 employees at the airport. The announced grant is from the Florida Job Growth Fund. (Source: Pensacola News Journal, 02/19/20) ST Engineering also has an MRO operation in Mobile, Ala.