Stevens Aerospace and Defense Systems has begun construction on a new MRO facility at Smyrna/Rutherford County Airport near Nashville, Tennessee. Comprising 57,000 sq ft of operational space, the two-phase construction project also calls for an additional 40,000 sq ft of hangar space.
Greenville, South Carolina-based Stevens Aerospace has operated in the Nashville metropolitan area for nearly 40 years. Last year, the company moved from a separate facility in Nashville that it had operated for decades into a temporary facility in Smyrna. The company expects to begin operations in the new MRO facility in mid-2022.
“John Black, the airport’s executive director, has done an outstanding job of growing and modernizing a WWII military training airport,” said Stevens Aerospace president Christian Sasfai. “He understands how to attract aviation businesses and, maybe more importantly, that the airport is a key part of overall business growth in the region.” In addition to Greenville and Smyrna, Stevens Aerospace operates MROs in Dayton, Ohio, and Macon, Georgia.