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Aerospace

Jan 20, 2021

GSP launches three new nonstop flights

The Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport and Silver Airways is launching three nonstop flights to Florida despite the 61.4% dip in year-over-year passengers in December.

Dec 17, 2020

GSP ranked 20th busiest cargo hub in the nation

The executive team at the Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport did not know in 2019 how well their $33 million investment in a new 110,000-square-foot cargo facility and 17 acres of apron would pay off in 2020.

Dec 14, 2020

Greenville to host only corporate F-16 sustainment depot in US

Following the announcement of a $900 million U.S. Air Force contract on Friday, Lockheed Martin’s Greenville facility will become the only corporate F-16 sustainment and support depot in the world.

Dec 8, 2020

Aerospace OEMs search for local suppliers

As Lockheed Martin and Boeing scale up operation in the Palmetto State, the aerospace giants are on the hunt for regional suppliers and vendors able to meet local needs.

Dec 3, 2020

Greenville brazing company doubles capacity with new press

A Greenville company will double its capacity for brazing services for the aerospace and medical industries with a second hot isostatic press due in February.

Nov 4, 2020

GSP capital projects soar despite pandemic turbulence

Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport is still down by about 35%, but that's not stopping the Upstate transit hub from charging ahead with capital projects.

Oct 29, 2020

Aerospace industry worth billions to S.C. economy

Even before Boeing’s recent announcement to move additional production to North Charleston, South Carolina’s aerospace industry had continued to drive employment and economic growth at a much higher rate than most other sectors.

Sep 30, 2020

Southwest Airlines offers nonstop flights from GSP to Houston

Southwest Airlines passengers can now fly a straight shot from the Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport to Houston’s William P. Hobby International Airport. The service will take off on Nov. 5 of this year and will opera

Aug 20, 2020

Department of Defense contract for 90 F-16 jets finalized

The Department of Defense this week announced a $62 billion 10-year contract with Lockheed for the production of 90 F-16 fighter jets to be built at the aerospace company's Greenville location.

Jul 22, 2020

ARC grant to expand infrastructure, STEM curriculum at Greenville school

The Appalachian Regional Commission has gifted Greenville Technical Charter High School with a $231,573 grant to boost the school's technology program and aviation-based STEM curriculum.

Jul 16, 2020

Military aviation service provider to establish operations in Greenville County

Aero Precision/Kellstrom Defense, a military aviation sustainment provider, plans to establish operations in Greenville County. The company's $1.2 million investment is expected to create 21 new manufacturing jobs.

May 22, 2020

F-16 production takes off at Greenville facility with finalized contracts

A little over a year since Greenville's Lockheed Martin Corp. facility welcomed its first production line, the aerospace manufacturer remains on track to introduce South Carolina's first F-16 Fighting Falcon within two years