UK-headquartered components and subsystems specialist Meggitt has unveiled its new expanded aftermarket support facility in Miami to service the Americas regions with its SMART Support offering.
The facility has more than doubled in size to 48,000 sq. ft. with plans to expand capacity by a further 50% in 2020. The new site will cater to both commercial and defense customers and will include: service and support capabilities for fire extinguishing systems; safety restraints; oxygen sensor systems; heat transfer systems, mechanical, hydraulic, electronic and avionic system repairs.
Before its expansion, Meggitt’s Miami facility counted every major U.S. carrier as a customer, along with a mix of airframe, engine and parts giants including Boeing, Airbus, Collins Aerospace, GE Aviation and Rolls-Royce. The site also cooperates with the U.S. military on several repair services.
“Our Miami facility will be a key U.S. hub for maintenance, repair and overhaul,” said Tony Wood, CEO of Meggitt. Meggitt’s Miami maintenance center operates alongside another aftermarket site located at Singapore’s Seletar Aerospace Park.
Typically, it will cover customers with its SMART Support package, enabling them to select from new parts, advanced repairs, exchange pool, technology upgrades and used serviceable material.
In addition to the Miami expansion, Meggitt is also planning further capacity growth across its global network, including the opening of a manufacturing base that will serve as its new international headquarters located at Ansty park near Coventry in the UK to the tune of £130 million ($161.1 million).