Category: Aviation / Aerospace

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 […]

The Guide to Florida’s High Tech Corridor: Spurring Space Coast Revival

Page 8 The revival along Florida’s Space Coast continues as an impressive reminder of the power and potential of high tech industry. Launches from the Space Coast have become almost commonplace again with SpaceX, Blue Origin and United Launch Alliance busy delivering payloads to the International Space Station and pushing commercial and military satellites into […]

Embraer Delivers First Florida-assembled Legacy 500

by Chad Trautvetter, AIN online Embraer Executive Jets delivered the first midsize Legacy 500 assembled at its recently expanded Melbourne, Florida, plant to an undisclosed U.S. customer today. The facility assembles all Phenoms and some Legacy 450/500s, with the remainder of the midsize jets produced at Embraer’s headquarters in São José dos Campos, Brazil. “We […]

Lockheed Martin wins two contracts totaling $30M, hiring nearly 800

By Matthew Richardson, Orlando Business News Sept. 26, 2017 Bethesda, Md.-based Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) was awarded a $19.5 million contract from the U.S. Navy on Sept. 21, according to a report from the U.S. Department of Defense. Lockheed Martin’s rotary and mission systems division will provide engineering and technical services for the integration of […]