MAG, Inc., a Philadelphia-based helicopter and fixed wing Maintenance Repair and Overhaul (MRO) provider, and completion and special missions aircraft customizer, will be expanding its U.S. operation to Hagerstown Regional Airport (HGR) in Washington County, Maryland effective immediately. This is the culmination of many months of ground work by company executives with airport and Washington County officials.
MAG’s Hagerstown operation will be housed in a state-of-the-art, 17,000 square foot aircraft hangar located in the airport’s northwest quadrant. Operating under a Federal Aviation Administration “Repair Station” certificate, MAG is expected to attract a wide variety of aircraft, both civilian and military, to HGR. In addition, the company will create at least 18 new jobs with an average salary paying $50,000.
The President of MAG’s U.S. operations, Mr. Ed Pears stated, “Broadening the company’s capabilities geographically and logistically has been our focus for some time and Hagerstown has been foremost in those considerations. The airport’s location, infrastructure, and interstate connectivity all contributed to our decision, but the recent availability of this building permitted us to commit to the expansion. We see huge opportunity at HGR.”
President of the Board of Washington County Commissioners Terry Baker noted, “Washington County welcomes MAG to the HGR family and we are excited about the economic development opportunities this operation presents. MAG’s strong helicopter client base is very appealing and will help broaden both HGR’s MRO and Department of Defense offerings. We look forward to working with Mr. Pears and his team.”
Pears expects the Hagerstown operation to be in service by August 30, 2012.
About MAG, Inc.
MAG - Mecaer Aviation Group - is a leading international provider of solutions for Aircraft Landing systems, Aircraft Flight Control systems, Aircraft Modifications and Completions and MRO & services in the Helicopter, Business Aviation and General Aviation markets.
The Group has three operating divisions, Actuation & Landing Systems, MRO & Services, Modifications and Completions, with many approvals and qualifications from regulatory agencies, military organizations, industry and customers.
MAG offers complete solutions from its broad range of in-house capabilities, with a long-term strategy and life-cycle approach that makes it a trusted partner of hundreds of customers worldwide and a reliable performer for industry leaders.
The present Mecaer Aviation Group results from the merger of the former Mecaer S.p.A. and SEI S.p.A., two companies which had been under the same ownership for a decade and whose history adds up to over 200 years of aviation experience, with direct ties to the heritage of renowned industry names including Agusta, SIAI Marchetti, Breda and Nardi.
MAG has a global presence in the aviation market, reaching about 110M Euros in revenues, some 500 in people, with five operating facilities in Italy, Canada and the USA.
About Washington County, Maryland Government
Washington County, Maryland Government strives to fulfill its duty to the citizens of Washington County with regard to operational efficiency, fiscal responsibility, and responsiveness to the needs of the community. This vision is used to ably assist the Board of County Commissioners of Washington County in achieving goals for moving the County forward as present needs and future plans are addressed.
According to the Maryland Department of Legislative Services, the Washington County General Fund has one of the lowest cost per capita for services provided of all 23 counties and Baltimore City. This is attributed to the efficiency, staffing levels, and cost containment exhibited in Washington County Government operations. Visit www.washco-md.net for more information.
About Hagerstown Regional Airport
Hagerstown Regional Airport (HGR), a financially self-supporting airport complex managed by Washington County, is home to a variety of businesses that provide travel services to the general public and airside services to the general aviation community. The 400-acre facility includes a secured perimeter, an air traffic control tower, state-of-the-art navigational aids, and the second-longest public runway in the State of Maryland. Visit www.FlyHagerstown.com for more information.