Today, while attending the Farnborough Air Show, Governor Rick Scott announced that aerospace and tech company, Thales, will expand in Florida, adding 327 new jobs in Melbourne and 173 new jobs in Orlando. The project will invest more than $20 million in local communities.
“I am proud to announce that Thales chose Florida to expand and create 500 new jobs for Florida families.” said Scott “We met with Thales at the Paris Air Show last year and it’s great to make this exciting announcement today in London. I look forward to seeing their continued success in our state.”
Founded more than 10 years ago, Thales’ InFlyt Experience unit has grown in the in-flight entertainment and connectivity (IFEC) market. Nearly 100 major international airlines have selected their IFEC systems and solutions, including passenger systems that integrate broadband communications and accommodate personal electronic devices.
Cissy Proctor, Executive Director of the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, said, “Florida’s aerospace industry is a leader in the nation and the world, and we are pleased that international aviation companies like Thales are choosing Florida to expand their businesses. The highly skilled workforce available in Melbourne and Orlando will help Thales thrive as it continues to grow in Florida.”