Boeing to open engineering facility at Embry-Riddle, creating 200 jobs

by | Jun 13, 2024



Boeing will open a new engineering facility at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University this fall, focusing on military aircraft and advanced technology, with plans to hire 200 engineers this year.


Boeing is set to open a new engineering facility within the Cici & Hyatt Brown Center for Aerospace Technology at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University this fall, the aerospace giant announced on Tuesday.

The facility will focus on engineering work for military aircraft programs and advanced technology capabilities. Boeing also stated that it plans to hire approximately 200 engineers this year, with an eye toward doubling that number in the coming years.

“Expanding both our footprint in Florida and partnership with Embry-Riddle will accelerate innovation across our combat aircraft programs,” Steve Nordlund, vice president and general manager of Boeing Air Dominance said. “We expect this location to be attractive to not only Embry-Riddle graduates but also to established aerospace engineers from across Florida and around the nation.”

In addition to job creation, Boeing is making a $100,000 investment in several Volusia County nonprofit organizations. The Second Harvest Food Bank of Volusia County Schools Partnership Program, which increases access to nutritious food for students facing hunger, will receive part of this funding. Other recipients include local veteran support groups and environmental programs.

Boeing’s DreamLearners Program, which offers hands-on STEM experiences to students, will also launch in Volusia County Schools this fall. This initiative aims to inspire the next generation of aerospace professionals by providing insights into careers in the field.

Construction of the 65,000-square-foot facility, which includes a 40,000-square-foot hangar, began in 2022 and is on schedule to be completed this fall. The Center for Aerospace Technology is part of Embry-Riddle’s Research Park, designed to facilitate collaborations between students and companies across various STEM-related fields.

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