Category: Aviation / Aerospace

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 […]

SpaceX, U.S. Air Force to launch secretive robotic space plane from Cape Canaveral

By:  Marco Santana, Orlando Sentinel SpaceX has scheduled a launch for one of the U.S. Air Force’s two X-37B robotic space planes. The Boeing-built plane is a 29-foot long, 9-foot, 6-inch tall vehicle that resembles a smaller version of NASA’s retired space shuttle. It will be mounted into the nose of one of SpaceX’s workhorse […]

SpaceX gets OK for landing zone on Space Coast

By: Matthew Richardson, Orlando Business Journal Private commercial rocket company SpaceX got approval for additional space for its Dragon spacecraft and Falcon Heavy rocket at Cape Canaveral. While SpaceX does not have its main manufacturing facility in Central Florida, the company does launches at least twice a month and has a refurbishment center in Port […]

Kennedy Space Center Resurgence

By: Marco Santana, Orlando Sentinel The transformation of the Space Center and the 144,000-acre property required a vision where government and commercial companies were both welcomed and supported. The resulting growth in the industry has created potential opportunities for contractors. NASA has an Exploration Mission 1 test flight planned for 2019 that will send an […]

Astro Pak Corporation Invests in Titusville, FL for Expansion

The company’s presence in North Brevard promises new growth for the region Space Coast, FL (August 17, 2017) – The Economic Development Commission of Florida’s Space Coast (EDC) is pleased to announce that Astro Pak Corporation has selected Titusville, Florida as the new location for the company’s expanding field operations. Based in California, Astro Pak […]