AVID LLC announced today that the company would locate a regional office in the Riverstone Technology Building in Riverstone Technology Park. AVID LLC specializes in aircraft design consulting and creation and dissemination and maintenance of open-source aircraft analysis and design software. AVID provides design and software support for U.S. Government agencies and aerospace companies – both military and commercial sectors.

AVID’s headquarters are in Yorktown, Virginia, and their research center is in Blacksburg, Virginia. Sam B. Wilson, III, President and CVO of the company is a native of Halifax County and bears the title Chief Visionary Officer. His office will be in Riverstone.

AVID LLC provides leading research and development in the aircraft design industry. AVID specializes in aircraft design consulting and aircraft design software tools. Methods utilized by AVID have been employed on conventional commercial and military aircraft, numerous V/STOL aircraft, research vehicles, missiles, and variety of UAVs. AVID offers dependable aircraft design software with broad and in-depth aircraft design expertise for any air vehicle project. AVID’s conceptual aircraft design tools enable its customers to develop superior aircraft products.

AVID LLC provides engineering analysis and methodology development for conventional, historical, and advanced aircraft concepts. Their state of the art aircraft conceptual design systems include validated multi-disciplinary design tools that are centered on parametric three-dimensional geometric modeling and optimization. AVID LLC develops dependable aircraft design software. The Honeywell Micro Air Vehicle (MAV), which is being used in Iraq was designed by the AVID engineers. (www.honeywell.com/sites/portal?smap=aerospace&page=mav_video&theme=T8)

AVID’s customers span across government and private industry with diverse projects in several areas. AVID has conquered aerodynamic challenges in areas such as ducted fans, high lift, planetary aircraft, V/STOL. Their design tools have been used for conceptual design on several successful crafts. Customers include such companies and entities as Boeing, DARPA, Honeywell, NASA, National Institute of Aerospace, U.S. Army, Space Launch Corporation, Orbital, NextGen Aeronautics, Booz/Allen/Hamilton, Virginia Tech, Allied Aerospace and many others.

Sam Wilson commented that he is “glad to have the opportunity to come back home”. He is excited to be able to have premier office space to offer his employees and to have access to MidAtlantic Broadband Cooperative’s fiber backbone and node center in Riverstone. AVID LLC expects to employ four people at the Riverstone location initially with hopes for future expansion.

Halifax County Industrial Development Authority Executive Director Mike Eades stated that “Riverstone is serving its purpose in attracting Halifax County’s brightest to come back home to provide high paying wages and technology jobs. Hopefully, this will be the beginning of a cluster of technology company locations in Riverstone Technology Park.”

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