Following are some of the local companies helping to put the Space Coast on the aviation map:

AAR Aircraft Services       

A leading provider of products and services to the worldwide commercial aviation and government/defense industries, specializing in aircraft maintenance and modification. They provide domestic and international customers with a full life-cycle approach to aircraft modernization, capability expansion and service-life extension.

Corporate Headquarters: Wood Dale, IL

Brevard Location: Melbourne International Airport, Palm Bay

No. of Local Employees: 200+

aarcorp.com

 

Archo Solutions Engineering USA 

Development of concepts and design engineering solutions for projects in aeronautical, automotive and naval sectors and the production of cabling, avionics racks, electrical boxes, panels and wire harnesses.

Corporate Headquarters: Brazil

Brevard Location: Florida Tech Research Park

No. of Local Employees: Plans to employ at least 50 people by 2016

 

Baer Air

Baer Air Inc. is an FAA certified air charter service, flying four different types of aircraft with four executive jets in its fleet and serves as a fixed base operator. They offer on-demand private air charter for both passengers and cargo.

Corporate Headquarters:
Melbourne International Airport

No. of Local Employees: 25

flybaerair.com

 

Certon

An industry leader in safety-critical systems, software and electronic hardware certification, providing expert DO-178 and DO-254 validation and verification (V&V) services, under a business model that promotes efficiency and accountability.

Corporate Headquarters: Melbourne, Indialantic

No. of Local Employees: NA

certon.com

Embraer Executive Aircraft, Inc.

A Brazilian aerospace conglomerate that produces commercial, military, and executive aircraft and provides aeronautical services. Their Melbourne facility assembles its Phenom 100 and Phenom 300 business jets. Also based at the airport is the company’s North American Customer Center for other lines of jets and the new Embraer Engineering and Technology Center USA.

Corporate Headquarters: Sao José dos
Campos, Brazil

Brevard Location: Melbourne
International Airport

No. of Local Employees: 208 with another 200 to be added with the Engineering and Design Center

embraer.com

 

Executive Wings Inc.

Executive Wings offers aircraft service,
maintenance, engineering, airframe modifications, engine overhauls/upgrades and flight certification training at its facility in Melbourne.

Brevard Location:
Melbourne International Airport

No. of Local Employees: 10

 

L2 Aerospace

L2 Aerospace is comprised of three business units focused on delivering innovative Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), propulsion technologies, cyber solutions and engineering services.

Corporate Headquarters: Rockledge

No. of Local Employees: NA

L2aerospace.com 

 

LiveTV 

A major provider of airline in-flight entertainment systems; originally a joint venture of Harris Corporation and BE Aerospace, it is now a wholly-owned subsidiary of JetBlue Airways Corporation.

Corporate Headquarters:
Airport Commercial Park in Melbourne

No. of Local Employees: NA

livetv.net

 

MidAir USA  

An international aviation company constructing 180,000 sq. ft. hangars in Melbourne to
accommodate Boeing 747s and 777s for interior reconfigurations, as well as extensive maintenance, repair, painting and overhaul functions.

Corporate Headquarters: Lausanne, Switzerland

Brevard Location:
Melbourne International Airport

No. of Local Employees: Projecting a workforce
of 300 to 450 within three years

midairusainc.com

 

Northrop Grumman Corp.

Northrop Grumman provides systems, products, and solutions in aerospace, electronics, information systems, and technical service areas to government and commercial customers worldwide.

Corporate Headquarters: Falls Church, VA

Brevard Location: Melbourne

No. of Employees: 68,000 worldwide

northropgrumman.com

Professional Aircraft Accessories         

An FAA certified repair location, owned by Greenwich AeroGroup Company, they specialize in the repair and overhaul of landing gear, accessories, radar avionics and instrumentation, pressurization, radio and airframe components.

Location: Space Coast Regional Airport, Titusville

Corporate Headquarters: Wichita, KS

No. of Employees: 200+

Satcom Direct

Satcom Direct provides global satellite communications to business aviation and military aviation – general aviation, land mobile and maritime customers. The company also provides land mobile and handheld satellite equipment to emergency response and media outlets as well as recreational users travelling to remote locations with limited cellular and data network coverage.

Corporate Headquarters: Satellite Beach

Employees: 109 worldwide