North State Aviation to hire 109 for new Kinston maintenance center
KINSTON, N.C. — North State Aviation will open an aircraft maintenance center at the North Carolina Global TransPark in Kinston, creating 109 new jobs over the next two years. Salaries will vary by position, but will average $39,688 per year. Currently, the average annual wage in Lenoir County is $32,164. North State’s newly-created positions will include mechanics, inspectors and back-shop utility workers, among other jobs.
“North Carolina is pleased to support North State Aviation as it launches its new presence at the Global TransPark,” said Gov. Pat McCrory. “Like aviation itself, this company started right here in North Carolina. Its owners and employees have deep roots in the state, and we’re proud of their continued success.”
North State Aviation, incorporated in 2010, has grown from a Winston-Salem start-up to a company that currently employs more than 400 people. It specializes in the maintenance, repair and overhaul of large transport aircraft. The company counts one of the world’s largest commercial airlines among its customers. North State Aviation is now the largest tenant at Smith Reynolds Airport in Winston-Salem.