SC aviation booming, two companies converge

South Carolina is seeing more aviation business activity moving through the state. Two aviation companies from South Carolina are joining together, creating 50 new jobs for the Myrtle Beach area. The Associated Press reports that AvCraft Support Services and Industrial Aeronautica announced this week that they were given approval to perform heavy maintenance on two kinds of twin-turbopop short-haul regional airliners.
AvCraft general manager Mike Hill says this new announcement is just another step forward for the aviation business industry in the state. Hill says AvCraft will soon benefit from other recent developments in the state. The largest aviation boost for South Carolina is Boeing’s new assembly line being placed in North Charleston. Hill says AvCraft could eventually help assemble some components of those new airplanes being made at the Boeing plant.