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Mayor Rex Richardson Congratulates Long Beach-Based JetZero, Company Awarded Major Federal Contract
Long Beach-Based JetZero Awarded $235 million from U.S. Air Force to Develop Fuel-Efficient Airliner
Malini Basu
Director of Communications
Office of the Mayor
Dorian Bonner
Communications Deputy
Office of the Mayor

LONG BEACH, CA — JetZero, a major Long Beach-based aviation company designing and building blended wing body aircraft, announced today a $235 million contract awarded to the company by the United States Air Force to develop a fuel efficient airliner. The company will receive the funds over four years through the Department of Defense’s Defense Innovation Unit.

Long Beach Mayor Rex Richardson issued the following statement:

“Long Beach-based JetZero is designing a revolutionary aircraft that has the potential to transform the way we fly while reducing our environmental impact,’’ said Mayor Rex Richardson. “JetZero is a success story for Long Beach. Their investment in our city will create hundreds of high paying jobs, boost our economy, and add to our city’s profile as a leader in cutting-edge aerospace technology and manufacturing.”

For more information, read the U.S. Air Force’s press release here.

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About Mayor Richardson: Rex Richardson is a husband, father, and the 29th Mayor of Long Beach.

Mayor Richardson’s history in Long Beach is grounded in empowering communities to have a seat at the table. He believes that everyone, no matter their circumstance, deserves the opportunity to thrive. He works to change the culture of city hall to be smarter, more inclusive, and more responsive to the needs of our neighborhoods, businesses, and families while ensuring an equitable future for all.