SC Aerospace Spring News + Updates

SC Aerospace Strategic Plan

SC Aerospace Partners and Colleagues,

SC Aerospace’s previous Strategic Plan ran from 2019-2022 and has guided us the past 3 years. Now the time has come to update it and we want to hear from you!

This strategic plan serves as our blueprint for us and your input is critical to ensuring our ability to connect, support, and grow the aerospace industry in South Carolina. The best way to do those things is to hear directly from those we serve and connect with every day.

Please consider providing feedback by submitting responses to the SC Aerospace Industry Cluster Strategic Planning Survey – 2022. The survey will remain live until April 15. Please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions or comments!

Stephen Astemborski
Director – SC Aerospace
South Carolina Council on Competitiveness

Spring Events Schedule

SC Aerospace, in partnership with SCMEP and SC Department of Commerce, is pleased to provide a certification workshop for manufacturing and aerospace suppliers and partners.

During this workshop, you will have the opportunity to learn about ISO, AS9100, NADCAP Certification process & OEM onboarding for aerospace providers. You will also hear from several SC Aerospace partners on their onboarding practices.

Sessions Include:

  • ISO/ASI Certifications – Stephen Deas, Process Improvement Coach, SCMEP
  • NADCAP Certifications – Ethan Atkins, Performance Review Institute
  • Supplier Onboarding – Bryan McKee, Lockheed Martin
  • SC Department of Commerce Supplier Services – Tammie Greene, SC Department of Commerce
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SC Competes is pleased to announce TechTalk 2022 is returning April 18-19 at Trident Technical College’s Aeronautical Training Center. We will hear from industry leaders across the state and learn about the technology they use that leads our businesses into the future.

We will kick things off with the Opening Reception hosted by SC Aerospace on Monday, April 18th. The April 19th main event will include keynote speaker Michele Sancricca, Head of Worldwide Technology, Supply Chain and Logistics with Amazon Web Services (AWS), a demo from Gnosis Freight CEO Austin McCombs, and more! Additionally, we will have an SC Tech-hosted B2B Supplier Summit in the afternoon.

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You’ll find us at Manufacturing X.0 next month! You’ll also experience Southern-based manufacturing leaders teaching peers, in detail, how to take advantage of the competitive edge that technology offers, and advance digital transformation journeys.

The event delivers a safe platform, providing the knowledge and network to ensure the right technology investment is made, and effective organizational structure and systems are rolled out.

Don’t miss the place to learn how to build the ‘Big R’: Resilience, and tackle the four Ps: People, Planning, Processes, and Partner choice, when embarking on automation, smart manufacturing, Industry 4.0…and beyond!

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College of Charleston has partnered with NASA for a new program that gives students access to NASA patents

CRDA gave a regional update webinar on the recent economic boom in the lowcountry

Lockheed Martin is growing it’s workforce and giving new looks at sustaining the F-16 builds in the Upstate

Legislative Update

H.3204 – Relating to definitions applicable to the “Utility Facility Siting and Environmental Protection Act” – Implicates the Aeronautics Commission

H. 4540 – Provides for the Disposal of Abandoned or Derelict Aircraft by an Airport Manager.

H. 4570 – Provides for the Issuance of “United States Space Force” Special License Plates

H. 4578 – Requires One Unit of Instruction in Advanced Manufacturing be Offered in Middle Schools and High Schools; Requires One Unit of Instruction in Harbor Pilotage be Offered in Middle Schools and High Schools; Provides that  Instruction be Provided in this Act Must Be Offered Beginning with the 2023-2024 School Year.

S. 730 – Regulation of Vehicle Companies by Airport Facilities Management

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