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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  • by Anonymous on Dec 16, 2010 at 11:42 AM
    Fleet readiness center is the closes thing to welfare that north carolina has. Trust me on this one.
  • by Anonymous on Dec 14, 2010 at 06:02 PM
    The building has been open for about a month now. Thats coll the its enviro freindly, but why do they leave the lights on all night in the building?
  • by Face palm Location: Greenville on Dec 14, 2010 at 10:34 AM
    One can surmise that the 17.5 million is just the beginning. Just wonder what it costs to head a 5000 ft^2 high-bay hanger? In order to solve our national unemployment problem., i propose we ALL work for the military. Here's to a weapon "in every pot".
  • by Obama Snake Oil co Location: Washington on Dec 14, 2010 at 10:25 AM
    Taking credit for what the military was going to do anyway....how much did this trip cost?
  • by Kathy Location: Pitt County on Dec 14, 2010 at 09:40 AM
    So, how much did it cost for her to fly to Havelock and then on to little Washington to do these ribbon cuttings and announcements? Could that amount have saved one teachers position?
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