Take Off Here
Orlando is a premier aviation location due to its year-round flying weather, attractive cost of doing business, talented workforce and hyper-connected air access with five public-use airports in the region. No de-icing required.
Modeling, Simulation & Training Capital of the World
No. 2 Highest Flight Training Employment in U.S.
9 International Airports Within 100 Miles
233 Avg. Sunny Days Per Year
National Climatic Data Center, 2019
It’s more than fun and games here – these companies mean business.
SIMCOM Expands Headquarters in Orlando
SIMCOM is investing $109 million in new headquarters and training facility in the heart of Lake Nona’s downtown district.
It’s a smart world
Orlando universities offer specialized programs dedicated to preparing the future of aviation.
Eastern Florida State College
Eastern Florida State College’s Aviation Center includes one of the most affordable routes to obtaining FAA certification.
Aviation Maintenance Technology
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
College of Aviation departments include Aeronautical Science, Applied Aviation Science, Aviation Maintenance Science, Flight and Graduate Studies.
College of Aviation
Florida Institute of Technology
The College of Aeronautics at Florida Tech educates some of the best and brightest professionals in the global aviation community.
College of Aeronautics
University of Central Florida
Focuses on teaching the proper techniques for installation of electronic equipment for navigation and communication systems of an aircraft.
Avionics Technician Program
This course is an entry level program for individuals desiring employment in a career as an Industrial Maintenance Technician.
Advanced Manufacturing – Mechatronics
Pilot Training Schools
Institutions in the Orlando region are training the future workforce to meet the commercial pilot shortage.
Connect with a Subject Matter Expert
Get with touch with Casey Evans, Director, Business Development | Advanced Manufacturing; Aviation, Aerospace & Defense, to learn more about how Orlando can support your talent and workforce needs.
Call her today: 407.902.2411
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Additional Focus Areas
Aerospace & Defense
Orlando is at the center of an enormous cluster of aviation, aerospace and defense companies.
Simulation-based technology has been a key ingredient to Orlando’s economy since it was first developed to take man to the moon.
Orlando’s dynamic technology industry continues to propel the innovative economy.