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MRO veteran Creech named SVP for flyExclusive
flyExclusive has heavily invested in its MRO operation, bringing maintenance in house. Charlie Creech will lead operations at its facility at the Global TransPark in Kinston, North Carolina.

flyExclusive has appointed Charlie Creech as senior vice president of maintenance, repair and overhaul operations. Creech will lead operations at flyExclusive's MRO facility at the Global TransPark in Kinston, North Carolina.

"I can't think of anyone else in our industry who has the experience that Charlie Creech brings to flyExclusive," says founder and CEO Jim Segrave. "Our MRO team is one of the secrets to our success. By bringing maintenance in house, we give ourselves more control over the quality of our customers' experiences and are better able to meet their high expectations. I'm excited to work with Charlie as we further build out our MRO operation."

"flyExclusive has heavily invested in its MRO operation, and I can't wait to work side-by-side with this talented group at the company's facilities," adds Creech.

Creech is one of the founding employees and former president of North State Aviation, an MRO holdings company. During his tenure, the company grew to more than 350 employees and earned the small business of the year award from the state of North Carolina. The company also received the North Carolina Airports Association's President's award.

Before joining North State Aviation, Creech was the president of Pace Airlines, an FAA Part 121 certified charter airline and an FAA Part 145 certified MRO provider. He started his career at Piedmont Airlines and has also worked at US Airways and Air South. Creech is an alumnus of High Point College.

flyExclusive has invested heavily in its MRO operations. In October 2023, the company received a $30 million investment in a new headquarters and cutting-edge pilot training centre from North Carolina's state legislature. The construction is Phase III of its plan to update its Kinston headquarters.

In May 2023, the AA awarded Part 145 certification to the company's MRO operation, authorising flyExclusive to perform maintenance, repair, paint, interior and avionics services on third party aircraft in addition to its own fleet.

In February 2023, flyExclusive expanded its MRO operations when it cut the ribbon on a paint facility and announced a plan that could bring as much as 80 per cent of the company's aircraft maintenance in-house. The facility was the last of four hangars the company constructed aspart of Phase II of its campus expansion plan.

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