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The Aerospace Alliance – 2022 In Review

January 6th, 2023

As we enter this new year, we want to look back and celebrate some of the exciting aviation and aerospace industry accomplishments from 2022. The Aerospace Alliance states have drawn some of the world’s most recognizable names in the industry and continue to expand and make innovations in aviation, aerospace and space exploration. Airbus announced plans to […]

Military Parachute Manufacturer Expands in Escambia County

December 19th, 2022

Paradigm Parachute & Defense, a disabled-veteran-owned small business, is expanding their manufacturing operations in Escambia County, according to the FloridaWest Economic Development Alliance. The military parachute manufacturer received a grant through the Industry Resilience and Diversification Fund (IRDF) under a partnership between FloridaWest and the University of West Florida. The fund was established by the Florida Legislature, the Florida Department […]

Aviation & Aerospace in Florida’s Great Northwest

October 25th, 2022

The Aerospace Alliance is deeply grateful for our corporate partnerships, all of which enhance our position as global hub for aviation, aerospace and space. Through partnership support with marketing and events, our states continue to welcome aviation and aerospace industries of all sizes – leveraging our world class assets, ready sites and a trained and […]

Huge Project Announcement in Florida’s Great Northwest

October 10th, 2022

Gulf Air Group will be developing a new state-of-the-art aircraft hangar at Crestview’s Bob Sikes Airport. The company’s $16 million capital investment in the community will create 55 new aviation jobs for area residents. Learn more here.

Amazon Selects Blue Origin’s New Glenn for 12 Launches

April 7th, 2022

Amazon announced what it claims is the biggest rocket deal in the commercial space industry’s history, signing on with three companies for up to 83 launches of its Project Kuiper internet satellites. The tech giant signed contracts for launches with United Launch Alliance (ULA), Arianespace and Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin. Project Kuiper is Amazon’s plan to […]

Kennedy Space Center Teams Win Sustainable Environment Awareness Awards

March 29th, 2022

Three teams at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida earned Fiscal Year 2021 Sustainable Environment Awareness (SEA) Awards and will be recognized during the upcoming 2022 KSC Honor Awards Ceremony this spring. The Phase 1 Utility Energy Service Contract (UESC) Award Team won in the Building Efficiency/Performance Contracts category, the Kimberly-Clark RightCycle Program Team was […]

The Aerospace Alliance looks towards the future.

January 26th, 2022

As we enter this new year, we want to share some of the exciting aviation and aerospace industry goings-on to look out for in 2022. Our region’s investments in talent, infrastructure, site readiness and research continue to attract industries of all sizes. The Alliance states have drawn some of the world’s most recognizable names in the […]

A Steadily Growing Industry

December 18th, 2021

It’s no secret that the aviation and aerospace industry is booming in the four-state Aerospace Alliance region, but exactly how much is it growing? Industry growth rates in the four states consistently and substantially outpace the national averages. And what makes this growth possible? A skilled and available workforce with an ever-increasing talent pipeline. Check […]

NASA’s Boeing Orbital Flight Test Scheduled for Launch

July 26th, 2021

Teams from NASA, Boeing and United Launch Alliance completed a launch readiness review on July 27 ahead of NASA’s Boeing Orbital Flight Test-2 mission to the International Space Station. The launch teams still are “go” for launch of Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner spacecraft on a mission to the microgravity laboratory on the company’s second uncrewed flight test. Launch is scheduled at 2:53 p.m. EDT on Friday, July 30, on a […]

Next Element for NASA’s Moon Rocket Gets Stacked for Artemis I at Kennedy Space Center

June 22nd, 2021

Workers at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida have stacked the launch vehicle stage adapter atop the Space Launch System rocket’s core stage inside the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB). Engineers with Exploration Ground Systems used one of five VAB cranes to lift the adapter almost 250-feet in the air and then slowly lower it on to the core stage. Read more here.