Air traffic surveillance manufacturer to expand in Virginia

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A company that makes air traffic surveillance systems is planning to expand its operations in Virginia.

Gov. Ralph Northam announced Monday that Aireon, LLC is planning to expanding its headquarters and adding 56 new jobs in the next three years.

The company says it uses satellites to provide a first of-its-kind global air traffic surveillance service.

The state’s economic development office and the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority worked on the expansion project. Aireon will be eligible for state aid through the Virginia Jobs Investment Program.

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Virginia has been eagerly marketing itself as a high-tech hub since retail giant Amazon announced it was locating its East Coast headquarters here.

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