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…


Q&A: Paul V. Kumler, P.E, President KTM Solutions, Inc.

Paul V. Kumler has over 30 years engineering and senior management experience. He currently serves as president of KTM Solutions, Inc, a mechanical engineering services company he founded in April 2005. Kumler began his career in 1983 at Cessna Aircraft Company as an environmental systems engineer. He…


South Carolina’s Aerospace Leaders Form Advisory Board

Industry leaders from across South Carolina have come together to form an Advisory Board designed to advance and market the state’s aerospace cluster around the world. Chairman of the Advisory Board and President of Ranger Aerospace, Steve Townes, announced the new Board members and unveiled the cluster’s…