NEWS FLASH! Boeing To Move Space and Launch Headquarters From Virginia to Titusville

By  //  June 19, 2019

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move builds on a six-decade history with Boeing and its heritage companies that launched from the Cape

The Boeing Company announced Wednesday that it will be moving its Space and Launch headquarters from Arlington, Virginia, to Titusville, Florida.

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – The Boeing Company announced Wednesday that it will be moving its Space and Launch headquarters from Arlington, Virginia, to Titusville, Florida.

Boeing said that placing the company’s Space and Launch headquarters on the Space Coast will strengthen collaboration and integration across the company’s portfolio and brings the business leadership in close proximity to the customer.

In addition, the company said that the move also builds on a six-decade history with Boeing and its heritage companies at the heart of the major space programs that launched from the Cape.

“The time is right for us to locate our space headquarters where so much of our space history was made over the past six decades and where so much history awaits,” said Leanne Caret, Boeing Defense, Space and Security president.

The Boeing Company spent $69 million with its suppliers and vendors in Brevard County alone in 2018.

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Sunita L. Williams, who earned a master’s degree in engineering management from Florida Institute of Technology, has been selected to fly on the first long-duration space mission aboard Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner. (Boeing image)

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The move builds on Boeing’s continuous growth in the state:

  • The Boeing Company employs 2,500 people and has five major sites in Florida, including Fort Walton Beach, Jacksonville, Titusville and two locations in Miami.
  • Boeing Florida sites support defense and commercial customers in the areas of space, aircraft modifications and sustainment, and commercial aviation services.
  • Boeing supplier/vendors in Florida: 520
  • Annual expenditures with Florida suppliers/vendors in 2018: $894 million
  • Boeing retirees living in the state: Approximately 6,968
  • Boeing’s charitable contributions in the state in 2018: $6.9 million

Major initiatives in Florida:

  • The CST-100 Starliner commercial spacecraft is preparing for two flight tests later this year ahead of operational missions to the International Space Station beginning in 2020.
  • In 2018, Boeing officially acquired KLX Aerospace Solutions now known as Boeing Distribution Services Inc. located in Miami.
  • In March, Boeing created a $3 million endowment at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University to provide scholarships in an effort to expand and diversify the aviation industry with a focus on increasing the number of women, underrepresented minorities, and military veterans and their dependents. The first 22 scholarship recipients were announced yesterday and will begin to receive funding next fall.

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