Pemco Opens Second Tampa MRO Hangar, Doubles TPA Capacity and MRO Services Capabilities

TAMPA, Fla. September 30. (BUSINESS WIRE)--Pemco World Air Services (“Pemco”) today announced the opening of the latest addition to its MRO business – a second large free span hangar complex. This on-line operation doubles Pemco’s hangar capacity in Tampa and increases back shops more than four-fold.

The facility is located just a few hundreds yards from Pemco’s existing operations at the Tampa International Airport. Pemco’s expanded Tampa maintenance base is now capable of accommodating 10-12 narrow body aircraft or 6 wide body aircraft.

Pemco has established substantial airframe MRO relationships with three major US carriers at its Tampa base, and expects both of its Tampa hangars to be nearly fully utilized by early 2011 to meet the needs of its growing aircraft maintenance operations.

This further expansion will bring as many as 500 additional jobs to the Tampa Bay area, which is known for its excellent workforce and pro-business environment. Pemco’s Tampa technical staff is one of the most qualified and certificated MRO workforces in North America.

After the completion of extensive renovations by the Tampa Airport Authority, the additional 161,500 square foot hangar swung into operation last week with induction of its first heavy maintenance aircraft visit. The arrival of the Boeing 757 from a US major airline was celebrated with a traditional water cannon salute.

Pemco specializes in airframe heavy maintenance, as well as interior reconfiguration, avionic & IFE upgrades, and structural and cargo modifications. A leading aircraft MRO services provider for a wide variety of aircraft types, Pemco has maintenance bases in Tampa, Florida, Dothan, Alabama and Cincinnati, Ohio, as well as partner operations in Southeast Asia. Pemco is also the world’s leading aircraft cargo conversion providers with over 300 cargo conversions across 26 models of cargo aircraft. Its new 757 Combi and Freighter programs are the latest additions to Pemco’s cargo platform, where Pemco presently has four 757 cargo modifications in work, with more projects in the making. To learn more, please visit Pemco’s website at