Detroit MRO moves to Orlando Melbourne International Airport


MELBOURNE, FL – AeroMod International LLC, an avionics and airplane structural modification and repair services company, is moving its national headquarters from the Detroit area to Orlando Melbourne International Airport (MLB), bringing with it 100 jobs at competitively high salaries. The company is taking advantage of the airport’s state-of-the-art 83,000 sq. ft. MRO facility, as well as Melbourne, Florida’s aviation-central location and enviable climate.

The airport approved the 10-year lease with four (4) five-year options to begin April 1. Total space leased is 119,000 square feet, bringing an annual revenue of $646,739 to the airport.

The company is an FAA-certified Part 145 Repair Station, capable of repairing, replacing or modifying components of narrow and wide-body aircraft with demonstrated experience including the Boeing 717, 737,747, 757,767 and 777, as well as the Airbus 319, 320, 321 A330 and 340 aircraft. It is best known for installing GoGo inflight Internet and entertainment systems for Delta, Air Canada, Virgin Atlantic and other major airlines.

“MLB’s dynamic facility is ideally located to support our growth to serve both domestic and international customers,” said Rodney Willits, AeroMod’s director of international operations, ”and it is from where we will deploy our Rapid Response Teams.” Aeromod International achieves industry-leading turnaround times, often in half the time of their competitors.

AeroMod’s customer base is expected to expand at MLB due to its proximity to international airline hubs, said the company. Airport Executive Director Greg Donovan, AAE spoke to the growing popularity of MLB’s location and facilities. “We’ve been fielding inquiries from all parts of the world to operate out of our outstanding and capable MRO facility,” said Donovan. “AeroMod International’s strength and capabilities are impressive and a great fit to our airport. They dovetail nicely into our plans to provide an enviable environment for aviation and aerospace companies to grow.”