Marines Unveil New Aircraft Support Center

The Marine Corps unveiled a new support facility at Cherry Point on Tuesday.

Governor Beverly Perdue helped cut the ribbon on the new $17.5 million engineering product support facility at Fleet Readiness Center East.

The facility will support the V-22, AV-8, C-130, H-1, H-46, H-53 and H-60 aircraft. It will also support the Aircrew Evacuation Systems, flight controls, structures, subsystems, consolidated automated support systems and reconfigurable transportable consolidated automated support systems.

Two hundred people will work at the new facility which consolidates their work into one new facility at Cherry Point.

Part of the facility is a 5000 square foot high bay, this allow full scale aircraft engineering investigations. The 2-story building is also the first of it's kind at Fleet Readiness Center, it's LEED certified, meaning it's internationally recognized as a green building.

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