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Featured Aviation Companies & Airlines

80 percent of workers in Orlando are employed outside of the leisure and hospitality industry. We’re a little more industrial than you might think.

Allegiant Airlines

Allegiant Air is an American budget airline that operates scheduled and charter flights.

Allegiant Airlines

Company: Allegiant Airlines

Industry: Aviation and Airlines

No. of Employees in the Orlando region: 500-1000

Description: Allegiant Air is an American budget airline that operates scheduled and charter flights.

FlightSafety International

FlightSafety International is the world’s premier professional aviation training company and supplier of flight simulators, visual systems and displays to…

FlightSafety International

Company: FlightSafety International

Industry: Aviation and Airlines

No. of Employees in the Orlando region: 0-50

Description: FlightSafety International is the world’s premier professional aviation training company and supplier of flight simulators, visual systems and displays to commercial, government and military organizations.

JetBlue Airways

JetBlue Airways Corporation is a major American low cost airline.

JetBlue Airways

Company: JetBlue Airways

Industry: Aviation and Airlines

No. of Employees in the Orlando region: 1000-5000

Description: JetBlue Airways Corporation is a major American low cost airline.

Frontier Airlines

Frontier operates a maintenance hanger and training center at Orlando International Airport.

Frontier Airlines

Company: Frontier Airlines

Industry: Aviation and Airlines

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Description: Frontier operates a maintenance hanger and training center at Orlando International Airport.

Thales

Thales is a French multinational company that designs and builds electrical systems and provides services for the aerospace, defense, transportation…

Thales

Company: Thales

Industry: Aviation, Aerospace and Defense

No. of Employees in the Orlando region: 0-50

Description: Thales is a French multinational company that designs and builds electrical systems and provides services for the aerospace, defense, transportation and security markets.

L3Harris Technologies

L3Harris Technologies (L3Harris) is an American technology company, defense contractor and information technology services provider.

L3Harris Technologies

Company: L3Harris Technologies

Industry: Aviation, Aerospace and Defense

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Description: L3Harris Technologies (L3Harris) is an American technology company, defense contractor and information technology services provider.

Silver Airways

Silver Airways’ international maintenance headquarters is located at Orlando International Airport.

Silver Airways

Company: Silver Airways

Industry: Aviation and Airlines

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Description: Silver Airways’ international maintenance headquarters is located at Orlando International Airport.

Wipaire

Wipaire is a third-generation family-owned American aircraft manufacturing and repair company.

Wipaire

Company: Wipaire

Industry: Aviation, Aerospace and Defense

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Description: Wipaire is a third-generation family-owned American aircraft manufacturing and repair company.

“jetBlue may be New York’s Hometown Airline™, but Orlando is our ‘home away from home.’…”

– Captain Warren Christie

Vice President at JetBlue University

Major Developments

It’s more than fun and games here – these companies mean business.

Frontier Airlines Announces Maintenance Hangar in Orlando and Opens New Training Facility

The $10 million capital investment will create 45 new high-wage jobs compensated 50 percent above the average wage for the City of Orlando.

AeroStar Training Services Expands its Simulation Training Campus

AeroStar Training Services revealed its new, on-location Airbus 320 simulator, recently installed in the company’s 18,000-square-foot hangar at the Kissimmee Gateway Airport.

It’s a smart world

After All

Orlando universities offer specialized programs dedicated to preparing the future of aviation.

https://daytonabeach.erau.edu/college-aviation

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

College of Aviation departments include Aeronautical Science, Applied Aviation Science, Aviation Maintenance Science, Flight and Graduate Studies.

College of Aviation

https://www.fit.edu/

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

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 William Parsons, Director, Business Development | Advanced Manufacturing; Aviation, Aerospace & Defense, to learn more about how Orlando can support your talent and workforce needs.

Call him today: 407.902.2413

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