MHIRJ Completes Strategic Expansion of Its West Virginia Facility
MHI RJ Aviation Group (MHIRJ), the largest regional maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) service provider in the US, announced today that it has completed Phase 1 of its expansion project at the West Virginia Service Center, located at North Central West Virginia Airport. Upon completion of the expansion project, MHIRJ will add over 100,000 sq. ft. of hangar space, adding six additional lines of heavy maintenance to its MRO infrastructure. This expansion solidifies MHIRJ's position as the largest regional MRO in the US, offering state-of-the-art facilities to the CRJ Series customer base. In addition, this new expansion will allow MHIRJ to continue pursuing its diversification strategy, enabling MHIRJ to support MRO activities on larger aircraft up to and including narrowbody aircraft.
In commemorating this important milestone, MHIRJ hosted an unveiling ceremony of their new hangar in Bridgeport, WV. In attendance were Federal, State and Local dignitaries, current and future customers, members of the Regional Airlines Association (RAA), Mitsubishi Heavy industries, Mitsubishi Heavy industries America and MHIRJ Executives, as well as several hundred WV and international team members to celebrate this significant event.
"The CRJ Series aircraft is an integral part of the infrastructure of the Regional Airline network in North America and around the globe. It will continue to play an important role in the future, connecting communities to major aviation hubs," said Hiro Yamamoto, President and CEO of MHIRJ. "With the expansion of the West Virginia facility, MHIRJ continues to invest in building an infrastructure to support the CRJ customers and allows us to advance our diversification strategy."
"As the largest Regional MRO provider in the US, the WV Expansion adds new capabilities and capacity to our formidable infrastructure," said Ismail Mokabel, Senior Vice President, Head of Aftermarket. "This generational investment cements MHIRJ's commitment to our customers, the State of WV, the local community, and our valued team members. Today's event is a catalyst for MHIRJ's growth plan, and I am very honored and proud to share this milestone with the MHIRJ team in WV and worldwide."
I would like to personally thank all the local stakeholders for their continued support in realizing this significant achievement," said Anthony Hinton, Head of Service Center Network. "This has truly been a team effort by many and brings a continued opportunity to the State of WV and the local community. I am very proud to have been a part of this project."