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Aircraft repair company expanding locally

Officials about expansion bringing in jobs

Officials talk about the expansion of Executive HeliJet, which will bring 75 new jobs to Horry County.
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Officials talk about the expansion of Executive HeliJet, which will bring 75 new jobs to Horry County.

An Horry County aircraft maintenance company is planning a $1 million expansion that will create 75 jobs, officials announced Tuesday.

Executive HeliJet plans to lease additional space at Myrtle Beach International Airport, investing $1 million over the next five years on equipment and improvements to the facility, officials said.

“We’ve taken on another 72,000 feet of hanger space for a aircraft completion center, which what that is is basically a one-stop shop for someone to bring in a small private general aviation aircraft all the way up to corporate jets or small commuter aircraft with airlines – they can come in and have any maintenance function provided in one place,” Jeremy Bass, CEO of Executive HeliJet, said.

The company repairs and performs maintenance on aircraft, including painting, engine and propeller overhaul services, annual inspections and other services. Bass said this “one-stop shop” service will mean less downtime for a plane needing maintenance, saving companies time and money.

Those interested in applying for a job at Executive HeliJet should email their resumes to jeremy@ehjgroup.com.

Executive HeliJet plans to hire maintenance repair technicians and operators, as well as managers and technical support. Average wage will be $20.55, officials said. Those interested in applying for a job should email their resumes to jeremy@ehjgroup.com.

Renovation of the hangar spaces is under way and will likely be done in six to eight weeks, Bass said.

“That’s not holding us back from going ahead and hiring folks to get in there now and start working, start training now so as those facilities do become complete, they’re already hitting the ground running,” Bass said.

The company, which already operates from Myrtle Beach International Airport, also has space at Grand Strand Airport in North Myrtle Beach. A growing demand for aviation services in the area led to the expansion, Bass said.

This expansion will position us to meet this increased business demand, and to provide job growth in the aviation sector and for the residents of Horry County.

Jeremy Bass, CEO of Executive HeliJet

“This expansion will position us to meet this increased business demand, and to provide job growth in the aviation sector and for the residents of Horry County,” Bass said.

Horry County Council Chairman Mark Lazarus applauded the company and those involved in the expansion.

“We are excited about their commitment to Horry County and the Myrtle Beach International Airport, and we look forward to their continued growth,” Lazarus said.

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