RALEIGH – North Carolina’s aviation economy, which is already getting a boost from the building of an airliner factory for Boom Supersonic, is getting more jobs as TAT Piedmont Aviation prepares to invest $12.8 million in an expansion of its facilities.

Some 85 jobs will be added by TAT, which is an aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul company. It is based near Piedmont Triad International Airport. New services added at the Triad operation will include test equipment, production tooling and other new machinery.

“With our extensive history in North Carolina and especially Greensboro we are excited to be able to announce our next growth initiative here in 2023,” said Marty Cervellione, general manager of TAT Piedmont Aviation. “With our new APU MRO capabilities and state of the art test facility we are very optimistic for the future growth of our footprint in this area.”

Average wages will be nearly $52,000.

The company will receive a $200,000 grant from the One North Carolina Fund, which require a match from local sources, and if conditions of the grant are met.

Gov. Roy Cooper’s office announced the expansion on Monday.