Aviation Companies

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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.

  • No. 2 Highest Flight Training Employment in U.S.

    JobsEQ, 2019

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    9 International Airports Within 100 Miles

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    233 Avg. Sunny Days Per Year

    National Climatic Data Center, 2019

Known for the companies we keep

Featured Aviation & Airlines Companies

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 Airlines

Company: Allegiant Airlines

Industry: Aviation and Airlines

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

FlightSafety International

FlightSafety International

Company: FlightSafety International

Industry: Aviation and Airlines

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

JetBlue

JetBlue

Company: JetBlue

Industry: Aviation and Airlines

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

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Frontier Airlines

Frontier Airlines

Company: Frontier Airlines

Industry: Aviation and Airlines

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Thales

Thales

Company: Thales

Industry: Aviation, Aerospace and Defense

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

L3Harris Technologies

L3Harris Technologies

Company: L3Harris Technologies

Industry: Aviation, Aerospace and Defense

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Silver Airways

Silver Airways

Company: Silver Airways

Industry: Aviation and Airlines

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Wipaire

Wipaire

Company: Wipaire

Industry: Aviation, Aerospace and Defense

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" Orlando has been a great, central location for us. The city has a large focus on simulation & training, so it is a great place to be located."

– Jeff Kruse, Director Inflight and Systems Operations Training at JetBlue

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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.

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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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