Europe based Butterfly Training, will be establishing their U.S. headquarters in Bay County, according to a news release from the Bay County Economic Development Alliance and Gulf Coast State College.

Butterfly Training was founded in Paris, France and now has seven locations throughout Europe. 

“With the opening of their U.S. operation the company will initially employ three employees with plans to add 10 positions in the next three years,” officials wrote. “Butterfly Training designs and produces e-learning solutions for airport security, safety, dangerous goods, airlines, and aviation manufacturing companies.”

The company has more than 2,000 customers and develops training in over 10 languages. The company also completes training in over 15 countries, trains more than 50,000 people per year, and has developed over 100 products for its wide array of aviation customers, officials added. A few notable customers include AIRBUS, Boeing, American Airlines, FedEx, Air France, and many others.

The location of Butterfly Training in Bay County will establish a partnership between BayEDA, GCSC, and the company.

“Through this partnership Butterfly Training will work closely with academic programs at GCSC for the creation and production of new training products and solutions for companies worldwide,” officials wrote. 

Coined Project Palos, this project originated from an aviation recruitment mission to Europe in 2017 by BayEDA, officials wrote.

Butterfly Training will develop and produce new aviation training products for U.S. clients in Bay County. The company will also use students at GCSC through the joint partnership agreement in the development of meaningful projects to provide GCSC students hands-on experience in product development for worldwide clients, officials wrote.