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The Georgia Center of Innovation for Aerospace acts as a catalyst, creating opportunities for aerospace companies and their suppliers by connecting them to new technologies, university research, potential business collaborators and current industry information. The Center advances recognition of Georgia’s strength in the global aerospace industry, and contributes to the entrepreneurial and educational ecosystems required for its continued growth.

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Georgia Seeds the Future for UAS

The aftermath of Amazon’s announcement to use unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) in package delivery has the nation buzzing about how UAS will be used in the near future. Given the significant safety and privacy concerns of UAS use in highly populated areas, the consensus within the industry is that the first commercial applications of UAS is not in delivering your latest shopping order to your doorstep, but rather in agriculture.

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Georgia’s Businesses Connect with Growth Opportunities at the Georgia Supplier Development Event

April 21, 2014
The Georgia Supplier Development Platform was held on April 14, 2014 at Middle Georgia State College in Macon. This event gave 73 businesses an opportunity to “speed date” with purchasing decision makers from Triumph Aerostructures, Warner Robins Air Logistics Complex, Blue Bird, Kooler Ice, and Southern States. The overall goal was to help companies expand their supply chain networks and develop partnerships.

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The Center for Space Technology & Research (C-STAR) at Georgia Tech Launches New Website

April 21, 2014
The Center for Space Technology and Research (C-STAR) at Georgia Tech has launched a new website. C-STAR organizes, integrates, and facilitates Georgia Tech's space science and technology research activities. C-STAR brings together a wide range of Georgia Tech faculty who are active in space-related research and functions as a focal point for the growth of the space industry in the state of Georgia.

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Commercial UAV Activity Within Georgia Highlighted at SUN 'n FUN Fly-In and Expo

April 10, 2014
The Center of Innovation for Aerospace (COI-Aero) and Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) jointly participated with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in the FAA's exhibit on Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) at the SUN 'n FUN Fly-in and Expo on April 1-6, 2014 in Lakeland, Florida.

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New Lockheed Martin Order to Benefit Marietta Georgia Plant

March 28, 2014
The South Korean military will purchase 40 F-35 fighters from defense contractor Lockheed Martin for about $6.8 billion, and a major part of the production will continue to be in Marietta. A spokesman for the defense contractor said the deal is good news for the Cobb County plant, even if the facility will not be increasing its payroll to accommodate the new order specifically.

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Georgia House Makes Permanent Tax Exemptions for Airplane Repairs

March 27, 2014
The Georgia House gave final passage to House Bill 933 when it agreed to changes the Senate had made on March 19. The bill, according to sponsor Rep. Alex Atwood, R-Brunswick, makes the tax exemption permanent. It had been due to expire in July. Several citizens’ commissions on job creation have recommended making the exemption permanent.

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