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The aviation business seems to be taking off in South Florida.
Two Broward County aviation service employers said this week they are expanding, and over the past five years, at least six South Florida aviation companies have pumped up operations and created jobs.
On September 21, 2012, the Technological Research and Development Authority (TRDA), in cooperation with Space Florida, will host the second annual I2 Capital Acceleration Showcase at the Florida Hotel in Orlando, FL. The I2 Capital Acceleration Showcase will feature business presentations from ten growth-oriented, venture-ready technology companies that will be selected to compete for a $100,000 prize sponsored by Space Florida.
For decades, Pratt & Whitney was the undisputed MVP of Palm Beach County's aerospace industry, while kid sister Sikorsky Aircraft was a role player.
Now, after divergent trajectories for the two biggest aerospace names in the region, Sikorsky emerges as the new star.
Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. broke ground Tuesday on a new helicopter hangar that some hope will give lift to bigger expansion plans in Palm Beach County.
The new hangar will result in at least 14 manufacturing and engineering jobs, said Joe Sikora, director, Florida Assembly and Flight Operations for Sikorsky. The new jobs will pay about $80,000 a year, a spokesman said.
Sun Sentinel Marcia Heroux Pounds
Idaho Governor Butch Otter has signed bill H.417, which exempts sales tax on aircraft parts installed on out-of-state aircraft. An emergency clause included in the legislation makes the bill take effect immediately.
“This is an excellent piece of legislation that creates a net financial gain for the state of Idaho,” said Jeff Mihalic, president of Western Aircraft. “It immediately levels the playing field and will create good-paying aviation jobs at Western Aircraft and at many of the other FAA-
Aerospace-related economic development remained a top priority for the State lawmakers during the 2012 Legislative Session, with Space Florida's current $10 million budget remaining stable through the upcoming fiscal year. As part of this commitment, a first-time award of $4 million in recurring funds was also approved for the organization.
In addition to Space Florida's budget, several critical, aerospace-related bills were passed