- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 13, 2016

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) - An Arizona-based aircraft maintenance company is setting up shop in Horry County and needs to fill about 180 jobs.

Myrtle Beach regional economic development officials said Wednesday that Kingman Airline Services will establish operations at the Myrtle Beach International Airport. The company plans to invest about $2.5 million and lease existing space for an aircraft maintenance and repair operation.

The company revamps and repairs Embraer, Bombardier, SAAB and Boeing aircraft.

Local officials say the company will hire airframe and power plant technicians, operators, craftsman and office staff.

Myrtle Beach Mayor John Rhodes says the city has been building toward these new manufacturing and technology jobs through local investments on the former Air Force base.

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