flyExclusive is thrilled to have formally opened Hangar 4, the newest Maintenance, Repairs, and Overhaul (MRO) facility at headquarters in Kinston, North Carolina. This new addition, located in flyExclusive Headquarters in the North Carolina Global Transpark in Kinston will house the company’s growing aviation MRO division. A ribbon-cutting event was held on Wednesday, October 12th, 2022 that opened the facility to invited aviation professionals within the industry to attend and celebrate the grand opening with us.
The new 48,000-square-foot facility allows flyExclusive to continue to perform installations and upgrades, scheduled and unscheduled maintenance, paint, and interior work on aircraft within our fleet of 90+ Cessna Citation jets as well as external, client aircraft. The new hangar includes a two-story, 11,000-square-foot space dedicated to the interior refurbishment shop, equipped with cabinet and paneling refinishing, an upholstery department, and a seamstress shop. Operating on three shifts, 24/7, the Aircraft Interior Renovation Facility is able to overhaul an entire Cessna Citation aircraft averaging 3,000 pieces in less than a month.
President and Chief Operating Officer, Tommy Sowers added that maintenance and rehabilitation “is a vital pillar of our business” and “an important step forward as flyExclusive continues to take private aviation to the next level by prioritizing innovation and the overall customer experience.”
Founder, CEO, and Chairman of flyExclusive, Jim Segrave, was interviewed on Fox Business’s Mornings with Maria show disclosing his excitement and hopes for the future of his business.
In October of 2021, flyExclusive announced the opening of two MRO facilities, becoming the only Part 135 operator in the world with the ability to paint our own aircraft. This expansion followed the steady increase of aircraft maintenance performed at flyExclusive headquarters in Kinston, North Carolina. Since the grand opening in 2021, flyExclusive’s aviation MRO services have grown tremendously, completing 100% of flyExclusive paint and interior overhauls in-house.
With Hangar 4 opening and the latest 24/7 refurbishment operations, flyExclusive has previously hired 150 maintenance technicians in the past year and expects to hire another 200 employees in the coming months to support our efforts. This is a testament to the company’s commitment to being Part of a Larger Cause for the local Kinston and larger Eastern North Carolina communities creating strong, local jobs.
“Today is about more than just a new building; this facility embodies flyExclusive’s promise to our customers, employees, and community that our services are first-in-class,” stated flyExclusive Founder and CEO Jim Segrave during the ribbon-cutting ceremony. “From right here in Kinston, North Carolina to everywhere our jets travel, flyExclusive is committed to our mission to be the best in private aviation.”
Now, flyExclusive’s aviation MRO services operate out of four state-of-the-art facilities, allowing each maintenance, repair, and overhaul department space to successfully complete projects in record time, returning the aircraft to the sky.
flyExclusive continuously strives to be one of, if not, the most vertically integrated private jet companies within the industry. With the opening of the new Hangar, the additional available positions for aviation MRO technicians, and the growth and support of the NC Global Transpark, flyExclusive is soaring for success. As a premiere Part 135 owner and operator that surpass expectations for quality, convenience, and safety, Owners, Members, and guests receive a curated experience that anticipates their needs for consistency, comfort, and style. As one of the world’s largest operators of Cessna Citation aircraft with a floating fleet of 90+ Light to Large Cabin jets, flyExclusive offers access to a network of personalized private aviation with on-demand flights that can service a myriad of specialized trip needs. From a world-class private Jet Club Membership to exceptional Fractional Jet Ownership opportunities, flyExclusive provides travelers support for any future exploration.
For more information on flyExclusive, one of the largest private jet companies in the industry, and our world-class offerings, visit www.flyexclusive.com.