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With more than 2 Million residents, Northern Los Angeles County is one of the most thriving regions for LA area businesses. While known for its concentration of film and entertainment companies, Santa Clarita Valley and San Fernando Valley employ thousands of engineers and designers in the Aerospace sector. Aerospace sector in Los Angeles is the 2nd largest export sector in US behind Washington State with over 4000 firms in Southern California.

The IoT in Aerospace & Defense

The IoT in Aerospace and Defense

With the massive amount of data processing and storage required for the daily operations of Aerospace and Defense companies, automation has become not just a novelty, but a necessity. As we’ve discussed before, the Internet of Things (IoT) has drastically altered the way many manufacturing companies operate by streamlining production and increasing data collection and analysis.

 

Current Trends in the Aerospace and Defense Industry

Current Trends in the Aerospace and Defense Industry

 

Although modern air travel as we know it has not changed much over the past 50 years or so, the aerospace and defense industry has been quite the opposite. Companies in the sector are proving time and again that they aren’t afraid to incorporate new technology and concepts into their products, which are finally beginning to carry over into commercial aircraft as well. Here are four trends to be on the lookout for in the near future:

 

The History and Evolution of Aerospace Manufacturing

The History and Evolution of Aerospace Manufacturing

When it comes to the manufacturing industry, it’s impossible to ignore the aerospace cluster which employs more than 350,000 people in California alone. In fact, for the first time in over a decade, more jobs in the industry are flowing into the United States rather than to foreign countries. We’ve come a long way from the wooden aircraft of the early 20th century flown by Orville and Wilbur Wright, however, so let’s look at how aerospace manufacturing has evolved since the first flight in 1903.

 

CyberSecurity Looms Large for SCV Aerospace & Defense Companies

CyberSecurity Looms Large for SCV Aerospace & Defense Companies

Santa Clarita is home to more than 90 companies serving the Aerospace & Defense industry – either as Tier 1 suppliers to Department of Defense prime contractors such as Lockheed Martin, Boeing or Northop Grumman, or as Tier 2 or Tier 3 subcontractors.

Northrop Grumman Executive Addresses SCV Aerospace & Defense Coalition

On September 13, more than 70 business leaders in the Aerospace cluster attended the SCV Aerospace & Defense Coalition (ADC) Breakfast, which featured as its keynote speaker Kevin Mitchell, Vice President of Global Supply Chain at Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems.

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