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.
Since 1984, SCTAC has proudly been home to the Lockheed Martin Greenville Operations Center. 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, Lockheed officially began production of the world’s most advanced F-16 fighter jets at its Operations Center at SCTAC, supporting American allies around the world. Lockheed is an outstanding example of SCTAC’s local impact with global reach.
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.