Vought Aircraft Industries is an aerospace company that designs and manufactures aircraft and munitions systems for the defense industry. Founded in 1922 by Chance Vought, the company's early innovations included the first aircraft carrier warplanes and the Corsair line of fighter aircraft. The decades brought many acquisitions and name changes for this legacy company. Throughout, its aircraft flew and fought in every war of the 20th century.
Vought has its headquarters in Dallas, Texas. Acquired by Triumph Aerostructures in 2010, the company operates six facilities in the U.S., where it manufactures military and business aircraft. Vought also provides testing and support services for its product line. Among its flagship products are the Global Hawk drone, the C-130 transport and Black Hawk helicopter. Vought is also one of Boeing's largest contractors, and its 2011 revenues exceeded $500 million.
Vought employs approximately 6,000 people in its North American facilities. Career opportunities for aeronautical and aerospace engineers are available. Manufacturing, sales, public relations, supply chain management and training positions are also offered. Compensation is competitive, and benefit packages include standard health and retirement plans and bonuses based on performance.
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