Aviation Firm Launches Colleton County OperationsApr 25, 2018 04:16PM ● By Kathleen Maris
Lowcountry Aviation Company, a fully-integrated aviation service provider, is launching operations in Colleton County. The company's $1.7 million investment is projected to create 36 new jobs.
Located at the Lowcountry Regional Airport in Walterboro, S.C., the company's new aviation facility will provide Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)-regulated charter services, repair station services, engineering services, aircraft management, aircraft storage and fuel services for the general and business aviation markets. Lowcountry Aviation Company's affiliate, Sky Arrow Aircraft Company, will perform FAA-regulated production of composite light aircraft, as well as technical support for the Sky Arrow family of airplanes.
A $1,075,000 Rural Infrastructure Fund grant was awarded to Colleton County to assist with costs of real property improvements.
"We are excited to begin the initial phase of our business strategy, and we are extremely thankful to the people of Walterboro, Colleton County and South Carolina for embracing us," said Marco Cavazzoni of Lowcountry Aviation Company. "Aviation is a team sport, and it will take all of us to build a fully-integrated general aviation business that addresses the market needs for excellence and superior levels of safety in FAA-regulated charter services, maintenance and composite light aircraft production and services. We look forward to doing our part to demonstrate the value of business, city, county and state collaboration toward economic development."