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MRO industry now has massive foothold in Melbourne, Florida

1/23/2015  |  Melbourne, FL

MELBOURNE, Fla. (January 23, 2015)— A  massive 83,000 sq. ft. uniquely outfitted MRO facility at Melbourne International Airport housed its first Boeing 747-400 today, the first of many to come.  MidAir USA will provide maintenance, repair and overhaul services in the hangar specifically designed for large aircraft.  From nose to tail, the state-of-the-art facility is also capable of housing two 737s in a secure and contained environment.  For more information contact MidAir USA via www.midairusainc.com



About Melbourne International Airport
Melbourne International Airport is located on the Atlantic coast of Central Florida and is credited with generating more than $1 billion per year in economic activity for the Space Coast region.  Known as “America’s fastest growing Aviation/Aerospace Manufacturing Center”, a newly constructed 87,000 sq. ft. MRO hangar designed to house the largest commercial aircraft is part of a growing airfield complex.  MLB boasts tenants such as aviation giants Harris Corp., Embraer, Northrop Grumman and Rockwell Collins.  Three FBOs are located on the property.  It is the closest airport to Port Canaveral (the world’s second largest cruise port), Kennedy Space Center/NASA and the surfing capital of Cocoa Beach.  Led by the Melbourne Airport Authority and Executive Director Greg Donovan, MLB is operational 24/7 with the capacity to serve 2 million passengers.  Currently served by Delta Airlines, USAirways/American Airlines, Baer Air and Elite Airways, the facility features three runways, a 200,000-square-foot terminal, a 40,000 sq. ft. fully-outfitted customs facility and is part of FTZ #136.  For more information, visit www.MLBair.com.

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