Italico Aviation plans to open a manufacturing plant aKissimmee Gateway Airport
in Florida, creating 55 positions over the next four years.
The Italian airplane maker says will make light sports aircraft at the plant, which will also be a distribution point for sales in the western hemisphere.
Light sport aircrafts are a special type of plane that can be bought fully assembled.
“We are excited to begin manufacturing in the United States,” says Eros Spinozzi, president of Italico Aviation and the new
, according to theOrlando Business Journal
. “The Kissimmee location is perfect as it offers us access to everything we need, from a great workforce, strategic location, a tremendous customer base and most importantly the Florida sunshine that enables us to showcase our planes year round.”
“Italico’s choice to locate in Florida reflects our ability to help international firms achieve their business goals through the partnerships, resources and talent the state offers,” says Florida Secretary of Commerce Gray Swoope, who serves as president & CEO of
, the state agency charged with diversifying the area’s economy.