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Stevens opens Tennessee MRO facility
From WWII military training airport to business aviation centre, Smyrna is a key part of business growth in the region. Stevens now offers MRO services from a new hangar on site and employees have a shorter commute.
The Stevens Aerospace team cut the ribbon for the opening of the new hangar.

US MRO specialist Stevens Aerospace and Defense Systems has opened a new MRO facility in Nashville, Tennessee at Smyrna airport. The facility provides 57,000 sq ft of operational space with provisions for an additional 40,000 sq ft of hangar space, allowing room for future growth.

Stevens held a grand opening event earlier this month and started work on customer aircraft the following day. Langston Construction Company of Piedmont, South Carolina broke ground in July 2021 and completed the project on time despite significant delays with site access, materials procurement and permanent utilities.

Stevens’ Nashville operation performs maintenance and avionics work on a wide range of aircraft and specialises in King Air, Hawker and Cessna Citation airframes.

Stevens has operated in the Nashville metropolitan area for nearly 40 years and relocated from Nashville International airport to Smyrna as part of the Hollingshead Aviation FBO campus in 2020. Smyrna airport offers all the operational features found at larger airports, but with considerably less congestion plus room to expand, making it an ideal fit for Stevens’ continuing business growth.

“This new purpose-built facility gives us the additional space we needed to hire more technical and support staff and expand our customer base,” says general manager Kenyon Blacker. “The layout of the facility will also greatly improve efficiency, allowing us to better serve our customers.”

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