Lockheed Martin manufactures the F-16 Fighting Falcon exclusively at SCTAC.

Aerospace and Aviation

The former site of a U.S. Air Force Base, SCTAC has its roots firmly planted in the aerospace and aviation industry.

More than 39% of South Carolina’s 400 aviation and aerospace-related companies are located in the Upstate region where SCTAC is located. Many are suppliers to Lockheed Martin, which has prolific aircraft production and maintenance operations at SCTAC. Others are here to take advantage of SCTAC’s general aviation airport, a key component of just-in-time supply chain services.

Global Home of the Lockheed Martin F-16

Since 1984, SCTAC has proudly been home to the Lockheed Martin Greenville Operations Center, providing sustainment for a multitude of Lockheed Martin aircraft from around the world. On a site spanning 276 acres and 16 hangars, Lockheed provides both production and maintenance/modification services for both military and civilian aircraft.

In 2019, the aerospace giant moved production of its F-16 Fighting Falcon, the world’s most advanced fighter jet of its kind, to the Greenville Operations Center. The dual role of production and sustainment helped Lockheed Martin secure a 10-year, $900 million U.S. Air Force contract in December 2020 to become the first ever U.S. based F-16 industry depot to support government-owned depot facilities.

S.C. Army National Guard/Greenville Technical College Joint Use Readiness Center

Greenville Technical College (GTC) and the South Carolina Army National Guard have a unique partnership at SCTAC. In 2018, they opened a Joint Use Readiness Center to serve the needs of both organizations.

The 95,225 square foot, silver LEED certified facility is situated on 14 acres on Perimeter Road. It has allowed Greenville Tech to expand enrollment in the Aircraft Maintenance Technology program to better meet needs for aviation employers. The SC Army National Guard uses the facility primarily on weekends to train personnel, supporting their need for qualified Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) technicians to work on Lakota helicopters. The training is also offered to the National Guard Bureau as a consolidated regional or national training solution.

SC National Guard Army Aviation Support Facility

In 2014, the SC National Guard opened a $30 million Army Aviation Support Facility at SCTAC. The 110,000 square-foot LEED Certified facility is used to train guardsmen and women on the UH-72A Lakota light-scout and UH-47 Chinook heavy-lift helicopters.

Spanning 27 acres, the facility includes four CH-64 hangar bays for helicopter maintenance, a 20,020 sq.ft. operations AMU facility; an unheated helicopter storage hangar for another three CH-64 bays; a 10,000 sq.ft. shop area; and 3,300 sq.ft. of ground support equipment storage. In addition, the facility includes administrative offices, classrooms, medical facilities, locker, and physical fitness areas. Classrooms consist of lecture, testing, and assembly halls, instructor offices, a learning center and library.

Stevens Aerospace And Defense Systems, LLC

Established in Greenville, SC in 1950, and headquartered at SCTAC since 1998, Stevens Aerospace And Defense Systems provides MRO (maintenance, repair, and overhaul) services including airframe, avionics, engine, paint, interior and parts manufacturing for a wide range of aircraft produced by manufacturers such as Textron, Bombardier, Gulfstream, Pilatus, Dassault, and Embraer.

A leading provider of MRO services to a variety of federal, state, and local governments, Stevens has developed special expertise integrating military communication, navigation, sensor and other mission systems into commercial platforms. It currently provides the full range of depot services for US Army C-12, RC-12 and UC-35s; USAF U-28 & A-29s, and US Navy & NASA T-34s.

For more information, visit www.stevensaerospace.com.