Category: Aviation / Aerospace

SpaceX Falcon Heavy launch turns tide of Florida’s Space Coast economy

By Marco Santana, Orlando Sentinel SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy launch on Tuesday has the Space Coast buzzing about a return to the heady days of the shuttle program, with businesses ready to take advantage of the surge in interest, economic leaders say. “No question that other companies around the world, they are looking at establishing facilities […]

45th Space Congress – The Next Great Steps – February 27 to March 1

The Next Great Steps, 8701 Astronaut Boulevard, Cape Canaveral, Florida 32920 February 27 through March 1, 2018 Space Congress® is a forum for a breadth of topics regarding current space initiatives through relevant panel discussions and prominent speakers. The Congress allows for technical interchange between aerospace professionals, faculty, students and the general public during the […]

Port Canaveral OKs $17.9M contract to help develop its ‘spaceport’ for SpaceX, Blue Origin

By Dave Berman, Florida Today Port Canaveral will be spending nearly $18 million on the first phase of a cargo berth project that will help provide facilities for the commercial space industry. That will include areas for the recovery and reuse of rockets. This project is part of $78.96 million in proposed projects related to a […]

Florida’s Space Coast is Poised for Change

By Marco Santana, Orlando Sentinel Space-industry officials say this year could be one of the more important in recent memory because of the need to execute on planned major projects. The year will be marked by the Florida coming-out party of Jeff Bezos’ rocket company Blue Origin, which recently completed a massive 750,000-square-foot manufacturing plant […]

Space firms focus on potential workforce shortage

By Marco Santana, Orlando Sentinel PALM BAY — Space industry officials say bolstering the industry’s future workforce to offset an expected wave of retirements must become a priority, or some firms will be left scrambling for workers. The talent pool has attracted newer companies such as SpaceX and Blue Origin, which creates informal hiring competition […]

The Space Coast Satellite Industy is Growing

By Matthew Richardson, Orlando Business Journal Brevard County — is playing a big role in the future of the satellite industry in two big ways: Arlington, Va.-based satellite company OneWeb LLC in March expects to debut its $85 million, 100,000 square-foot manufacturing plant inSpace Florida’s Exploration Park. Space Florida is the state’s economic development agency […]

SpaceX Preps Rocket for Secret Payload, Parts Supplier Expands and More

By Matthew Richardson, Orlando Business Journal Here’s a few things happening this week on the Space Coast: Extant Aerospace: The Melbourne-based electronic parts maker and supplier broke ground on Nov. 14 for its planned 54,000-square-foot production and repair center. The company is currently posting jobs for a junior and senior manufacturing engineer, senior supply chain […]

Embraer Hiring!

Who & What? Embraer is hiring for their production facility! Immediate Job Openings. Interviews on site. —————- Aircraft Painters— #10578556 Assembly Technicians (Avionics, Hydraulic Installers, Structures, Interiors, etc.)— #10578496 A&P Technicians— #10578416 Manufacturing Engineers— #10578465 Quality Inspectors— # 10578533 Quality Engineers—  #10578484 . When & Where? Saturday, November 18th, from 9am to 3pm! Embraer Production Facility […]

Lockheed victories add about 900 jobs in Central Florida

By Matthew Richardson, Orlando Business Journal Lockheed Martin, which has more than 7,000 workers in Orlando and hundreds more in Cape Canaveral, has 903 job openings listed on its career website. More than 800 of the jobs are in Orlando, 56 in Cape Canaveral and eight in Titusville. The company is hiring across the board […]

ONEWEB Hiring

By Matthew Richardson, Orlando Business Journal OneWeb LLC, whose new $85 million, 100,000-square-foot manufacturing plant is under construction in Merritt Island’s Exploration Park, isn’t waiting for the building to be finished in March 2018 to start hiring. OneWeb has four types of jobs available for its work on Florida’s Space Coast: civil engineers, antenna engineers, RF […]