Detroit MRO Moves HQ to Orlando Melbourne Int’l Airport

AeroMod International brings operations, jobs to MLB with $6.5
million lease

MELBOURNE, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–AeroMod International LLC, one of the industry leaders in
avionics and airplane structural modification and repair services, 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

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.”


MLB is the Atlantic coast’s gateway to Florida and is known as
“America’s fastest growing Aviation and Aerospace Manufacturing Center”.
Tenants include Harris Corp. (world HQ), Embraer, Northrop Grumman, L3,
General Dynamics, GE Transportation, Thales Group and Rockwell Collins,
and is served by Delta, Porter, American, Baer Air and Elite Airways
(Foreign Trade Zone 136). Visit


Lori Booker, APR, 407-834-7777