Local and state officials announced today Wednesday that North American Surveillance Systems Inc. has selected Space Coast Regional Airport to expand and consolidate its fixed and rotary-wing aircraft modification business.
The company, known as NASS, plans hire at least 30 manufacturing and engineer jobs over the next threes and spend $1.3 million to acquire land and nearly $400,000 on construction and equipment for manufacturing, research and design and office operations.
Florida Gov. Rick Scott and the Economic Development Commission of Florida’s Space Coast made the announcement Wednesday afternoon.
“North American Surveillance Systems’ is a veteran-owned business that’s growing jobs and opportunities for Florida families,” Scott said today in a statement issued from a cabinet meeting in Kissimmee. “We have been working hard to create jobs, and since I took office more than 446,300 private-sector jobs have been created.”
NASS offers design, systems engineering, integration, test, certification and logistics support of aircraft intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance modifications.
It has corporate offices in Calverton, N.Y., and operations offices in Deland. The company said it has been looking at site in George, Kentucky and North Carolina before deciding on Titusville.
The local jobs will have an average wage of $75,000.
“We are absolutely delighted to become part of the dynamic Titusville business community,” said NASS President Richard McCourt said.
NASS mechanics are FAA licensed and have experience on more than 80 different fixed and rotary wing aircraft types.