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Rick Scott announces airliner entertainment company’s expansion, 500 jobs

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A company providing airline and airplane in-flight entertainment systems plans to expand its Brevard and Orange county operations and add as many as 500 new jobs over the next five years, Gov. Rick Scott announced Monday during a trade mission to England. Thales, a French aerospace, transportation, defense and security technology company, announced its plans to expand its InFlyt Experience unit, which has operations in both Melbourne and Orlando. The announcement came at the Farnborough Air Show in London. InFlyt also expects…

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Charter flights planned between Orlando and Cuba

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Charter flights will start this summer between Orlando and Cuba. Officials at Orlando International Airport on Thursday said Island Travel and Tours will begin nonstop flights to Cuba in July. The company plans to use Boeing 737-300 aircraft with a capacity of 120 passengers – 112 in coach and eight in first class. Travelers to Cuba will need to get prior approval from the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency. Late last year, the United States and Cuba announced they…

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