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Aurora Flight Sciences of West Virginia

Aurora Flight Sciences of West Virginia

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Location: Harrison County
Aurora Flight Sciences of West Virginia first opened its doors in 1994. Today, the facility has a total of 105,000 square-feet dedicated to integrated-aero-structures manufacturing. The facility employs more than 160 workers and is comprised of two plants equipped to perform production manufacturing, including semi-automated composite lay-up, NC machining of metals and composites, assembly of primary airframe structure, NDI inspection, finishing and development of tooling for composites
Over the course of the past year, more than 40 employees have received customized training in areas such as geometric dimensioning and tolerancing, Catia V.5 software, HAZMAT, MasterCam software and federal acquisition management. Having a work force trained in these skills and technologies allows Aurora Flight Sciences to compete in today’s taut business climate.

Much of this customized training was developed in cooperation with local community and technical colleges and universities, as well as private training providers. Utilizing technical and financial assistance through the Governor’s Guaranteed Work Force Program and sharing training costs, enabled Aurora to provide more training opportunities to its employees.

The skills acquired through this training will allow Aurora to produce quality components for several aircraft including the E2-C Hawkeye, EA-6B Prowler, CH-53K helicopter, MH-60R Seahawk helicopter, and both the RQ-4A and RQ-4B versions of the Global Hawk.
“The Aurora Flight Sciences West Virginia team is a dedicated work force, which was proven this year when we became a Northrop Grumman Platinum supplier. I am pleased to lead a staff that daily demonstrates and meets the highest standards possible.”

Ron Richman
General Manager
Aurora Flight Sciences of West Virginia