Marshall Aerospace has officially begun construction of its Greensboro, North Carolina MRO at a ground-breaking ceremony.

The MRO, which was announced in April this year, will include a single hangar with six bays for maintenance, repair and overhaul of us-based Hercules C-130 tactical transport aircraft based in the USA. Operations are expected to begin in early 2025.

Speaking at the ground-breaking ceremony on 15 September, Neil McManus, managing director of Marshall Aerospace, said, “As we embark on our growth strategy in North America, it has been humbling to see such strong support from industry and local government.”

Ken Loy, recently appointed president of Marshall USA, added, “Today marks the start of an exciting chapter in Marshall’s history,” said Loy. “As the ever-popular C-130 continues to prove itself as a dependable tactical airlift and aerial refuelling platform which operates around the world, we are excited to be bringing our decades of knowledge and experience directly to the US military services.”

Marshall Aerospace has also announced plans to expand into the UK, having received outline planning approval for the site of its new headquarters in Cranfield earlier this month.

In May, the business also down-selected Abbotsford, British Columbia as its preferred location for its proposed new aircraft maintenance facility in Canada.
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