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Avionyx announces aerospace hiring push to strengthen presence in Costa Rica

  • Following its acquisition by Joby Aviation, Avionyx plans to invest heavily in Costa Rican aerospace talent

  • Seeks to fill more than 50 new engineering and administrative vacancies in the next two years across numerous client projects

  • Company’s engineering department is 100% based in Costa Rica, located in the America Free Trade Zone in Heredia.

San José, Costa Rica. July 5th 2022. Avionyx, a company specializing in developing and verifying software for aeronautical systems, announced that it plans to grow in Costa Rica by updating and expanding its facilities, and creating more than 50 new vacancies related to the engineering field and administrative positions during the next two years. This growth takes place after Avionyx was acquired by Joby Aviation, Inc., a U.S. based company that is developing an all-electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft which intends to operate as part of a fast, quiet, and convenient service in cities around the world. With more than ten years of development and over 1,000 test flights completed, Joby’s piloted five-seat aircraft has demonstrated top speeds over 200 mph and more than 150 mph range on a single charge. “For more than 15 years, we’ve enlisted local Costa Rican talent to deliver world-class engineering software services to well-known customers across the globe. Our reputation in the aeronautical industry has grown as a result, and we look forward to making Costa Rica the number one location for delivering the software needs of aerospace companies,” commented Larry Allgood, CEO of Avionyx. Newly open positions at Avionyx span numerous clients and projects as Avionyx continues to help customers develop and certify systems for fixed-wing, rotary-wing, and eVTOL aircraft. Paula Bogantes, the vice minister of Foreign Trade, commented: “Costa Rica, as a world benchmark for specialized human talent, celebrates Avionyx’s decision to double its facilities and create more than 50 new jobs. This growth demonstrates how Costa Rica positions itself, more and more, in the productive value chains of an emerging sector like aerospace. highlighting design, manufacturing, production, marketing, and maintenance processes. At Comex, we urge Costa Ricans to apply these opportunities and acquire new knowledge – to be a part of this attractive and innovative industry.” Avionyx has 100% of its engineering department in Costa Rica. It is focused on developing, reviewing, analyzing, and testing software for avionic system certification according to the regulations and standards of the United States’ Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). For his part, Jorge Sequeira, the Managing Director of CINDE, said: “We congratulate Avionyx for its growth in Costa Rica. This strengthens the country's position as a hub for smart manufacturing, as well as Costa Rica’s talent capacity for developing integrated software for highly regulated industries, such as aviation. Knowledge-intensive services sector exports reached almost $7 billion in 2021, demonstrating Costa Rica’s dynamism and capacity to support the most complex of processes at the convergence of various industries”. In addition, Sequeira added: “Our country holds a strategic position serving companies that need innovation, which is a vital component for competitiveness in the strict certification processes that the aerospace industry requires”. Avionyx has more than 50 positions available during the upcoming two years with profiles that range from university practitioners to senior ranks who seek to project themselves professionally in fields such as electrical engineering, information technology engineering, and aerospace engineering. Interested parties may go to: or send their CV to About Avionyx Avionyx is an established aerospace engineering firm with 100% of its engineering operations in Costa Rica and is a subsidiary of Joby Aviation, Inc. It is an AS-9100D company that has been operating since 1989 and provides high-quality avionic software and hardware engineering services and a full life cycle for a broad variety of aircraft. Avionyx offers a profitable, suitable solution for compliance with the ASTM F3153-15, DO-178C, and DO-254 standards.


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