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Melbourne Air & Space Show adds Friday Night Flight for 2016

12/4/2015  |  Melbourne, FL

Melbourne Air & Space Show adds Friday Night Flight for 2016

Northrop Grumman commits to a multi-year title partnership of the event

MELBOURNE, FL – The Melbourne Air & Space Show, sponsored by Northrop Grumman, will bring the spectacle of aviation and the thrill of fireworks together at Friday Night Flight, the first ever night show in the area.   

Night Shows have become a significant feature at larger air shows in the nation. On Friday evening, April 1, 2016, Friday Night Flight will begin at twilight and conclude in full darkness; featuring several of the nation’s best night air show acts. You won’t want to miss this!

The future of the Melbourne Air & Space Show looks bright as Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems has committed to a multi-year title partnership of the event insuring its continued annual presence at the Orlando-Melbourne International Airport.

“At our Manned Aircraft Design Center of Excellence in Melbourne and across the company, we are designing the next generation of innovative capabilities for our nation and we are excited to showcase some of it for everyone to see at the Melbourne Air & Space Show, “said Rick Matthews, Vice President Operations and Melbourne Site Manager.  “We have a long history on the Space Coast and we’re proud to continue our sponsorship of the Melbourne Air & Space Show as a wonderful family event.”

"We are fortunate to have a leading global aerospace company renew as our title partner” said Bryan Lilley, Chairman of the Melbourne Air & Space Show.  “Northrop Grumman’s support has been a key part of the event’s fast climb to success at the Orlando-Melbourne International Airport.  With a multi-year partnership in place, we are focused on long term planning in collaboration with the Northrop Grumman team. Along with other co-sponsors, the Air & Space Show is continuing its high flying trajectory.”

For more information on Friday Night Flight and the 2016 Melbourne Air & Space Show visit To learn more about Northrop Grumman, visit

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