KINSTON, N.C. (WNCT) – There are over one hundred new jobs headed to eastern Carolina.
Governor Pat McCrory and Department of Transportation secretary Nick Tennyson made the announcement in at the Global Transpark in Kinston.
WNCT’s Ali Weatherton reports that North State Aviation will bring 109 new jobs to the area as a result of outgrowing their hangar space in Winston-Salem, where the company is headquartered. The average salary range for the new jobs is around $40,000.
The airline company signed a three year contract at the Global Transpark as part of an expansion deal. It will hire maintenance workers to repair planes at the Global Transpark.
North State Aviation is a Certified FAR 145 Repair Station with Heavy Maintenance, Modification and Repair capabilities plus D100 authority for Boeing 727, 737 -200 thru -900 series, 757 -200 and -300 series, and limited capability on 767 aircraft models.
Lenoir County Economic Director Mark Pope says the company is a perfect fit for Kinston.
“The Transpark was established to be able to do MRO work, logistics out of this hub, and now you see a 737 that’s here, but it also allows them to grow to a 57 and 77 that can land and go in and out of this airport,” explained Mark Pope, Director of Economic Development, Lenoir County.
Pope says the move opens the doors for other businesses to come to Kinston in the near future.