Aviation MRO company investing $1 million, adding 75 new jobs
Myrtle Beach, SC -- Executive HeliJet, a local maintenance, repair and completion center for aircraft, today announced expansion plans in Horry County. The company will add 75 new, full-time jobs to their current operations, investing approximately $1 million dollars in equipment and facility improvements over a five-year period.
Executive HeliJet performs all aircraft maintenance and repair actions, including aircraft painting, interiors, avionics installations, engine and propeller overhaul services, phase and annual aircraft inspections, structural and sheet metal repair, as well as commercial airline maintenance and support. Additionally, the company operates a fleet of 25 aircraft, providing numerous flight services and pilot training.
The company will hire maintenance repair technicians, operators, skilled craftsman, and managerial, professional and technical support. These jobs will pay an average of $20.55 per hour with employee benefits.
Executive HeliJet is currently a tenant at the North Myrtle Beach Airport and the Myrtle Beach International Airport, and with this expansion plans to lease additional space at Myrtle Beach International Airport.
“This is a wonderful result of the efforts of the MBREDC, Horry County Department of Airports, the City of Myrtle Beach and Horry County. The result of this combined collaboration has seen the demand for Aviation Business Growth for both Myrtle Beach International Airport and for Executive HeliJet. This expansion will position us to meet this increased business demand, and to provide job growth in the aviation sector and for the residents of Horry County.” -- Jeremy Bass, CEO of Executive HeliJet
“I am truly excited about having Executive HeliJet expand at the Myrtle Beach International Airport. Jeremy, Celeste, and their team have been a pleasure to work with and I believe that their business will continue to grow for years to come. This is just another example of great teamwork between the MBREDC, Horry County, Horry County Aiports, the City of Myrtle Beach, and the Myrtle Beach Air Force Redevelopment Authority.” -- Josh Kay, President & CEO of the Myrtle Beach Regional Economic Development Corporation
“Having Myrtle Beach International Airport in the heart of the city is a tremendous convenience for our residents and visitors. Today's announcement from Executive HeliJet shows that the airport also is a great resource for bringing new jobs to the local economy. MYR's central location, and the money invested in the surrounding area, including The Market Common, make Myrtle Beach an attractive choice for an aviation-related industry like Executive HeliJet. We surely will see more announcements in the future.” -- Mayor John Rhodes, City of Myrtle Beach
“Executive HeliJet’s announcement today to expand their operations is proof that Horry County is a great place to live and work! We are excited about their commitment to Horry County and the Myrtle Beach International Airport and we look forward to their continued growth.” -- Mark Lazarus, Horry County Council Chairman
About Executive HeliJet
Executive HeliJet is a full-service aircraft charter, maintenance, repair and management company based in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Our staff is here to assist you with all of your airframe and powerplant maintenance needs. Our highly trained in-house maintenance department is here 24/7 to meet the maintenance your may require.
The MBREDC is a public-private partnership that works closely with new and existing industry, site selectors and economic development professionals to promote economic growth in Horry County. Since January of 2012, the EDC has announced over 1,300 new jobs including announcements in advanced manufacturing, aerospace, forest products, and technology.
For more information, visit www.mbredc.org.