Archive: Dean Anderson

Based in Rome, Dean Anderson is an awarding-winning freelance journalist with 23 years of experience as a writer and photographer. Dean is a freelance contributor for a number of publications including the Associated Press. He enjoys spending his free time traveling Europe with his wife and three sons.

Kaman Aircraft continues Jacksonville growth (FL).

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Kaman Aircraft Corporation continues to grow in Jacksonville, pushing the local aerospace industry demand. Kaman has created 165 new jobs since 2011, with plans to ultimately create 200 new jobs for local families. Kaman is a globa ...

JetBlue expanding Florida service.

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — JetBlue’s commitment to Florida keeps increasing with the company adding service from New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and Daytona Beach International Airport (DAB). JetBlue now serves eight Florida d ...

Eastern Florida State students taking flight.

MELBOURNE, Fla. — Eastern Florida State College is ready for great careers in aviation to begin taking off with the start of new aviation maintenance technician program at Melbourne International Airport. The program will serve as a pipeline to prov ...

ExpressJet puts Polk State students on fast track.

LAKELAND, Fla. — A partnership between Polk State College and ExpressJet is putting students on a fast track to a career. ExpressJet, one of the world’s largest regional airlines, celebrated a newly formed partnership that will benefit Polk State A ...

TIA passenger volume ends fiscal year flying high.

TAMPA, Fla. — Tampa International Airport ended its current fiscal on a seven-year passenger high, serving nearly 18.5 million passengers. The passenger total represents a 6.7 percent increase over the previous year when the airport served roughly 17.3 ...

Caltech, NASA teaming up to save lives — VIDEO.

PASADENA, Calif. — A research partnership between Caltech and NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab could yield to innovation that will save lives. Before embarking on a transcontinental journey, jet airplanes fill up with tens of thousands of gallons of fue ...

LA Ontario International sees boost in traffic.

ONTARIO, Calif. – More people are flying out of the Inland Empire and that means a boost for local retailers and additional airport taxes coming in from LA Ontario International Airport. Passenger traffic at LA/Ontario International Airport (ONT) was up ...

Oviedo’s Tigerbrain hauls in nearly $1B contract.

OVIEDO, Fla. — Tigerbrain Engineering may be small in comparison to some engineering firms, but the U.S. Air Force thinks the Oviedo firm is up to the task of fulfilling a $950 million contract. The near-billion-dollar-contract will not only help the fi ...

1st Choice Aerospace chooses Miramar.

MIRAMAR, Fla. — 1st Choice Aerospace is making Miramar its second choice, choosing to expand to Florida instead of its Kentucky home. The company specializes in repairing pneumatics, crew seats, O2, fuel, cargo, and waste systems for commercial, cargo ...

Blue Origin ready to take off in Brevard County.

CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, Fla. – Brevard County will be the site of a new Orbital Launch Vehicle program that is promising to bring 330 new jobs and more than $200 million in capital. Blue Origin has selected Florida as the site for the launch, ...

Carlisle interconnected with St. Augustine job growth.

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. – Carlisle Interconnect Technologies has been on the fast track when it comes to hiring the last few years in St. Augustine, and it is still growing. Gov. Rick Scott highlighted job growth at Carlisle Interconnect Technologies, which ...

Embraer embracing Titusville workforce.

TITUSVILLE, Fla. – One of the world’s largest manufacturers of commercial jets has embraced Titusville and is ready to invest in 150 new jobs there. Embraer is making a $3.5 million capital investment in Titusville. The company broke ground on it ...

Advanced Components advancing operations in Fort Myers.

FORT MYERS, Fla. — An $11.9 capital investment by Advanced Components International in Fort Myers will add 42 new jobs to the local economy. ACI is a leader in the aerospace industry, developing parts and components for next generation commercial aircra ...

550 new jobs planned for Florida’s Space Coast.

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. – Boeing’s new Commercial Crew Cargo & Processing Facility at the Kennedy Space Center is expected to create 550 jobs on the Space Coast this year. Currently, Boeing employs more than 1,400 Floridians and is the world ...

Stanford researchers steadying innovation — VIDEO.

STANFORD, Calif. — In innovative work that promises to revolutionize the camera industry, Stanford researchers are proving what’s good for the goose may be good for the rest of us. Swans and geese are the envy of aeronautical engineers. Even plum ...

What’s the Buzz? FIT ready to settle Mars.

MELBOURNE, Fla. — In what seems like more than one small step for man, the Florida Institute of Technology has officially launched its promotion to settle Mars. The institute held a signing ceremony formalizing the establishment of the Buzz Aldrin Spac ...

Enterprise Florida growing Florida business.

PONTE VEDRA, Fla. – Florida’s public-private partnership known as Enterprise Florida continues to be an economic driver in the state. The Florida SBDC Network, the state’s principal provider of business assistance, recently honored Enterpri ...