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SpaceX Receives FCC’s Blessing To Launch Over 7,000 Satellites

Elon Musk’s SpaceX has received the green light to put over 7,000 new satellites in orbit. In a press release dated November 15th, the FCC announced that SpaceX will, as part of a four-company collective, deploy and operate the satellites in a non-geostationary, very-low Earth orbit. The other 3 companies involved are Kepler Communications, Inc., Telesat Canada, and LeoSat MA, Inc. The total ...

Boeing Invests $11 Million In STEM Workforce Development

With nearly half a million job openings in manufacturing today, the industry continues to struggle to fill good, well paying jobs. With the manufacturing industries continued growth, things are not likely to improve without some radical change in the perception of STEM-related jobs. Manufacturers and manufacturing organizations across the country are mobilizing to address the skill gap by ...

How NASA’s Space Program Affects Our Daily Lives

Like that polished brass finish on your bathroom faucet? Thank NASA. How about those LED light bulbs? NASA. The laser barcode scanner at the supermarket? You guessed it. NASA. All of these and more commonplace technological advancements all stem from developments from the space program. As part of their celebration of their 60 years since the agency's founding by Congress in 1958, NASA has ...

The State of Alabama Cancels Agreement With Bell Helicopter

Citing a failure to live up to manufacturing and job commitments at a $26.3 million state-funded facility the State of Alabama has canceled their agreement with Bell Helicopter. The original agreement proposed that Bell would assemble their 505 JetRangerX helicopter at the Lafayette Aircraft Assembly Center with a commitment of 115 new jobs. In 2017 this was changed to the subassembly of the ...

Lockheed’s F-35 Program Adds 400 More New Jobs in Texas

In an announcement on Monday, July 23rd, Lockheed Martin stated that the F-35 program will create 400 new jobs in the Fort Worth area. These new positions are in addition to the already 1,800 new employees currently working on the next generation fighter jet. The announcement was made in conjunction with the Trump administrations “Made In America Day” event. The event hosted manufacturers ...

Boeing Makes Good on $100 Million Pledge

Boeing is making good on their pledge to spend $100 million on workforce development programs. In an announcement on June 4th the aerospace and technology giant stated that they are partnering with Degreed.com to provide employees access to online education, certification and degree programs. The first program to launch will educate Boeing's staff on digital literacy, which Boeing states is ...

College Receives $2.6M Grant to Help Bridge the Skills Gap in Aerospace, Manufacturing Jobs

As part of the Job Growth Grant Fund for Florida, Governor Rick Scott announced funding of more than $10 million for colleges in the state to improve their facilities to better prepare students for careers in aerospace and manufacturing. One of the main beneficiaries of the grant was Eastern Florida State College located in Brevard county which received $2.6 million to train students for jobs in ...

Lockheed Martin Receives $828 Million US Army Contract for Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System

Bethesda, MD based Lockheed Martin received an $828 million contract with the U.S. Army. The “not-to-exceed” contract is for the production of Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System (abbreviated as GMLRS) Alternative Warhead rockets, GMLRS Unitary rockets, Reduce Range Practice rockets and other related support equipment. The equipment is slated for use by the U.S. military for combat and ...

Aerospace Industry Growing, Struggling to Find Workers

As the aerospace industry in the US enjoys a surge in business, manufacturers are struggling to meet demand due to a severe shortage of qualified workers. Results of the Aeronautical Repair Station Association (ARSA) 2018 member survey paints a grim picture of the future with more than 80% of those who responded indicating difficulty finding qualified technicians. Connecticut, a long-time hub ...

Boeing Sets Guinness Record for the most-produced commercial jet aircraft

An official for Guinness World Records, Michael Empric confirmed that Boeing had set a world record in the aerospace sector for manufacturing the largest number of commercially used jet airplanes of a particular model after Boeing announced that it had completed the production of the 10,000th 737 model aircraft in March 2018. The Guinness official said that he was impressed by the speed at which ...