Aerospace and Aviation

A Leader in Flight, Space and Advanced Air Mobility

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The birthplace of aviation is on the cutting-edge of manned and unmanned aerospace innovation.

What started with the Wright brothers has developed into an aviation and aerospace industry hub continuing the tradition of innovation in flight. From 3D printing to unmanned aerial systems (UAS), air force operations and other advanced aerospace technologies, Ohio is where aviation engineering and aerospace companies invest in the future.

In Ohio, aerospace manufacturers can:

  • Hire from a skilled and continuously expanding workforce — currently at nearly 38,000 — prepared for in-demand careers. Ohio’s colleges and universities educate, train and upskill workers in engineering, UAS, aerospace manufacturing, technology and more.
  • Take advantage of a supply chain trusted by the industry’s best. Ohio is the nation’s leading supplier state to Airbus and Boeing. Within and around Ohio, you’ll find an array of companies specializing in propulsion, landing and braking systems, advanced materials, fluid handling and motion control, as well as sensors and integrated aircraft systems.
  • Partner with government, academic, military and industry organizations pursuing aerospace research and aviation development. This includes Battelle, the Air Force Research Laboratory, the Ohio UAS Center and the NASA Glenn Research Center, which runs more than 500 specialized research and test facilities, including sound testing for drones.

Business Facilities Rankings #7 Aerospace/Defense

The Next Step in Advanced Air Mobility

Ohio is a living lab for advanced mobility and integrated autonomous systems on the road and in the air. Download our Aerospace and Aviation overview to learn how Ohio is prepared to test and deploy this technology in transportation and delivery within the aerospace and aviation industries.

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Ohio Provides Opportunity for Your Aerospace and Aviation Operations

If you are looking to build or expand you manufacturing capabilities, Ohio is a great place for aerospace and aviation companies. Learn the advantages of relocating to Ohio by contacting our team of aviation and aerospace experts.


Ohio is actively investing in a living lab for integrated autonomous systems on the road and in the air. Learn more about what Ohio is doing to drive urban air mobility and a fully integrated autonomous transportation ecosystem forward.

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Aerospace and Aviation Across Ohio

Ohio is home to a variety of aerospace manufacturers, suppliers, researchers and innovators in multiple aerospace and aviation subsectors critical to the advancement of the entire industry. Use the interactive map below to learn more about the breadth of the companies and organizations in Ohio.

*Map is representative and not inclusive of every aerospace and aviation company in the state.

Precision Castparts Corp. Establishing New R&D Campus for Aviation Engineering and Manufacturing in Mason, Ohio, R&D Park

The new $128 million lab will be close to clients and resources to build a strong talent pool
December 20, 2019

Precision Castparts Corp. (PCC), a global manufacturer of complex metal components and products for critical aerospace and industrial markets, is investing $128 million in a new 31-acre R&D and manufacturing campus in Ohio. Business and economic development partnerships as well as proximity to multiple clients and commercial diverse engineering firms created the ideal environment for the company to test a new integration model.

Ohio Pushes Aerospace and Aviation Forward with Breakthroughs in Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Ohio Pushes Aerospace and Aviation Forward with Breakthroughs in Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Ohio offers unparalleled access to talent, resources and partnerships for expanding aerospace businesses
Glenn Richardson, managing director of advanced manufacturing, aerospace and aviation
October 25, 2019

In Ohio, our aerospace and aviation workforce and R&D, academic institutions, hundreds of suppliers and manufacturers, and cutting-edge advancements in unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) make the state an unmatched location to expand and develop an aerospace company.

50 Years After Apollo 11, Ohio’s Aerospace Contributions are Still Mission Critical

50 Years After Apollo 11, Ohio’s Aerospace Contributions are Still Mission Critical

The extraordinary environment for aerospace technology that put Armstrong on the moon continues today
Glenn Richardson, managing director, advanced manufacturing, aerospace and aviation
October 25, 2019

Ohio is known as “the birthplace of aviation,” but its resources also helped get mankind to the moon. The Lewis Research Center was home to much of the testing and consulting for, and even the naming of, the Apollo 11 mission. Today, Ohio is where companies and research facilities continue to advance aerospace and aviation innovation.

Growing Aerospace Manufacturer Hydro-Aire Expands in Ohio with Over $8.5 Million Investment

Company will construct a second facility adjacent to its existing Elyria location
August 14, 2019

Hydro-Aire Inc. — a division of Crane Aerospace & Electronics — has been doing business in Elyria for more than 100 years. At capacity in its current facility, the company is adding a second building to grow its product lines.

Consolidated Precision Products Expands in Ohio, Pledges 128 Jobs

Aerospace and defense component manufacturer’s new facility will use state-of-the-art automation
August 1, 2019

To meet new market opportunities, Consolidated Precision Products needed to construct a new advanced manufacturing facility for aerospace and defense customers using state-of-the-art robotic and automation technology to produce in-demand products at competitive market prices.

Research & Development Center Grant

JobsOhio is committed to supporting pioneers in the state and driving industry-changing innovation. That’s why we created the JobsOhio Research & Development (R&D) Center Grant which includes up to $100 million of overall funding assistance to help facilitate the creation of new R&D centers across Ohio. This grant can help you establish new R&D for your manufacturing initiatives.

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