Aurora Flight Sciences to create 250 new jobs in Columbus

March 7, 2013 in Business, News, Statewide News

From Media Reports

Aurora Flight Sciences Chief Executive Officer John Langford and other state officials attended a recent ribbon-cutting ceremony in Columbus at the Golden Triangle Regional Airport.

COLUMBUS – Aurora Flight Sciences Chief Executive Officer John Langford, Senator Roger Wicker and Representative Alan Nunnelee attended a ribbon-cutting ceremony on the company’s new 30,000-square-foot facility at the Golden Triangle Regional Airport in Columbus.

The new facility, which will allow the company to increase its commercial composites manufacturing operations, represents a corporate investment of $17 million and is creating 250 new jobs.

The Mississippi Development Authority (MDA) provided a loan to Lowndes County for the construction of the new facility and assistance to the company for the purchase of new equipment through the Mississippi Industry Incentive Financing Revolving Fund. Lowndes County provided assistance for the expansion project, as well. The company is also able to take advantage of the Mississippi Aerospace Incentives Program.

Aurora Flight Sciences designs and builds aerospace vehicles for commercial and military applications. Headquartered in Manassas, Va., the company operates production facilities in Bridgeport, W. Va., and Columbus, Miss., as well as a research and development center in Cambridge, Mass.