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Ohio: A Leader in Flight, Space, and Advanced Air Mobility

Ohio is the birthplace of aviation and a place for leading-edge aerospace research, innovation, and collaborative development.


As the No. 1 supplier state to Boeing and Airbus, Ohio is a powerhouse producer of systems and parts for the aerospace industry, leveraging innovation infrastructure and manufacturing knowhow. A mix of government, corporate, and military investment make Ohio the ideal location for companies looking to expand and advance their aviation and aerospace operations.


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From superior talent to cutting-edge facilities, Ohio leads the Aerospace and Aviation industries.

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Supplier State to Boeing and Airbus
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In the US for Aerospace/Defense Jobs
State for Aerospace Attractiveness
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Aerospace and Aviation Firms in Ohio

Innovation in Aerospace and Aviation

In Ohio, 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 you can 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.


Ohio’s skilled workforce, talent pipeline, training programs, and higher education institutions provide aerospace and aviation companies the skilled workers they need to take their innovations to new heights.

Breakthroughs in Unmanned Aircraft Systems

New unmanned aerial systems (UAS) developments, open avenues of research for companies in Ohio. SkyVision, a ground-based, detect-and-avoid system for safe operations of advanced aircraft technologies, is being used by the Air Force Research Laboratory at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.

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Ohio’s Mission Critical Aerospace Contributions

Ohio’s NASA operations helped put the first humans on the moon. Today, Ohio continues to be where companies and researchers drive advancements in space exploration.

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