Launching Space and Aviation Ingenuity


Since the Wright Brothers first invented powered flight and John Glenn first orbited the earth, Ohio has been at the forefront of space and aviation innovation.

Aerospace companies in the state can integrate into an extensive supply chain that supports and is supported by many OEMs, including Boeing and Airbus. Together, these two industry leaders spend more than $15 billion annually in the state.

Ohio’s competitive advantages allow aerospace and aviation companies to:

  • Collaborate in an innovation ecosystem with public, academic and private industry partners ready to support their innovation and commercialization goals.
  • Gain access to a robust supply chain including satellites, propulsion and power management, as well as OEMs.
  • Utilize the UAS Center at Springfield-Beckley Airport, which is working to launch the first ground-based sense and avoid system, making it possible to fly unmanned aerial systems beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) in congested airspace.
  • Recruit and retain top talent from some of the nation’s best colleges, which graduate more than 10,000 engineers and engineer technicians annually.
Aerospace Ecosystem Within the State of Ohio
Aerospace Ecosystem Within the State of Ohio

Aerospace Ecosystem Within the State of Ohio

The aerospace ecosystem in Ohio includes research and development, manufacturers, and supply chain.

When Wilmington Air Park sought growth, it realized it needed qualified workers to provide maintenance on its aircraft. To train workers, Airborne Maintenance and Engineering Services (AMES), obtained a $315k grant to establish a training program. Learn how AMES is utilizing the grant to boost its workforce.