Florida

A Steadily Growing Industry

December 8th, 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.

After COVID delay, Pensacola’s 2nd ST Engineering hangar to be complete by September 2022

June 15th, 2021

After a nearly year-long delay because of the pandemic, the second phase of the ST Engineering aircraft, maintenance and repair (MRO) facility at the Pensacola International Airport is getting off the ground. Read more here.

NASA Prepares to Stack Moon Rocket’s Core Stage

June 4th, 2021

The fully stacked twin solid rocket boosters for NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) rocket are mated atop the mobile launcher at the agency’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida as stacking and assembly activities for NASA’s Artemis I mission are underway. Read more here.

Pensacola International Airport Looking to Expand

May 24th, 2021

Pensacola city officials will start looking into expanding the terminal at the Pensacola International Airport (PNS). The airport’s daily travel numbers have moved above pre-pandemic level in the past month. Read more here.

NASA Joins Two Major Artemis II Core Stage Structures

May 18th, 2021

Technicians at NASA’s Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans stacked two of three hardware elements for NASA’s Space Launch System rocket in an assembly area in the facility on April 28. Read more here.

U.S. Space Force Renames 45th Space Wing at Patrick Space Force Base to Space Launch Delta 45

May 14th, 2021

The U.S. Space Force has renamed the 45th Space Wing that oversees Florida’s launch ranges Space Launch Delta 45. The Space Launch Delta 45 is a delta of the United States Space Force and is assigned to Space Operations Command and headquartered at Patrick Space Force Base in Brevard County. Read more here.

NAS Pensacola, Whiting Field named 2021 Great American Defense Communities

March 30th, 2021

NAS Pensacola & NAS Whiting Field Community, home to Naval Station Pensacola and Naval Air Station Whiting Field, are counted together as one of five communities across the country named to the 2021 Class of Great American Defense Communities, the Association of Defense Communities (ADC) announced today in conjunction with USAA, the program’s official sponsor. […]

Governor DeSantis Announces Launch of Lockheed Martin, CareerSource Florida Apprenticeship Program

February 24th, 2021

Lockheed Martin and CareerSource Florida have partnered to develop and refine a registered apprenticeship program. Lockheed Martin, one of the nation’s leading global security and aerospace companies, has led the development of a regional workforce and education ecosystem and will model the program across its major regional operations in Florida and nationwide. Read more here.