Aerospace

GSP eyes access to the North, but little impact expected for manufacturing

While most do not anticipate a significant change to their bottom line, Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport’s desire to open up flights to Canada could be a boon to some area manufacturers. In the wake of an announcement by GSP President Dave Edwards last week that the airport was seeking to…


Conference Highlights South Carolina’s Growing Aerospace Sector

HEAVY ATTENDANCE BY SENIOR EXECUTIVES Hundreds of senior executives from around the whole worldwide aerospace industry gathered last week in Charleston for the AviationWeek Group/SpeedNews annual Aerospace Manufacturing Conference. SpeedNews said it was record-high attendance, including executives from numerous overseas aerospace firms. Deborah Cameron, Director of Aerospace…



South Carolina’s Manufacturers Wait and Watch on Bathroom Bill

Across the state, manufacturing companies are quiet as to what kind of an impact a proposed “bathroom bill” could have in South Carolina. With eyes toward what happens to North Carolina’s recently passed legislation that limits which bathroom one can use to one’s birth gender, manufacturers here…


Will Boeing cuts lead to job loss in South Carolina? Company Official says no

While Boeing is positioning to cut jobs globally, the cuts won’t impact the company’s operations in Charleston, a spokeswoman for the company said. On Wednesday, Boeing announced in an internal memo that it would cut 4,000 jobs by this summer to reduce costs and stay competitive. Some…



South Carolina selected as site for major aerospace conference

  South Carolina’s emerging presence in the aerospace sector is forcing others to take notice. SpeedNews, a news and information source for aerospace executives around the world, will hold its 4th Annual Aerospace Manufacturing Conference in Charleston May 3-4. The event will focus on key manufacturing aspects…


McNAIR Center Becomes Asset to State’s Aerospace Arena

The McNAIR Center for Aerospace Research & Innovation, a state-of-the-art laboratory and education center at the University of South Carolina, is facilitating South Carolina’s critical move to the center of aerospace- related research and innovation. Officially opening in 2015, the center received funding from businesswomen Darla Moore,…


Aerospace Advances; 2016 and Beyond

Now that 2015 has come to an end, it is a good time to reflect on what has happened in the aerospace cluster over the past year. The momentum South Carolina built this year resulted in a myriad of activities, but there are three areas of advancement…


Could South Carolina Be The Place?

It’s a valid question. It’s not too presumptuous to think. Why not? Could South Carolina be the home to the next supersonic commercial airplane? Perhaps this isn’t on anyone’s radar screen yet. For decades, there has been discussion of a new supersonic commercial airplane. During my Boeing…