VT Mobile Aerospace Engineering expanding in Mobile

New service will convert A320 passenger jets for cargo hauling

VT Mobile Aerospace Engineering is growing at the Mobile Aeroplex at Brookley.

VT Mobile Aerospace Engineering has announced plans to expand its services and hire 200 additional full-time employees for its facilities at the Mobile Aeroplex at Brookley.

Long involved in maintenance, repair and overhaul of passenger aircraft for airlines around the world, MAE will now add conversion services, refitting Airbus 320 passenger aircraft to carry freight.

“This expansion project builds on Mobile’s soaring success in the aerospace industry, further solidifying our position as a global leader,” said Mobile Chamber President and CEO Bradley Byrne. “The growth of VT Mobile Aerospace Engineering exemplifies the collaborative efforts of our city and county in fostering economic development to propel Mobile’s aerospace sector forward.”

Alabama Secretary of Commerce Greg Canfield added, “VT MAE has long been a prominent player in the Mobile region’s aerospace/aviation cluster, and these growth plans will solidify the future for the company’s operations at Brookley. It’s very satisfying to see our relationship with VT MAE deepen with a major investment and the creation of new jobs.”

An employment leader in Mobile, VT MAE has some 579 full-time employees today with more than 1,000 workers including contractors.

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Work on the expansion is slated to begin this year with additional employees on board by the end of 2025.

Founded in Mobile in 1991, VT MAE is a subsidiary of Singapore-based ST Engineering Aerospace.

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