Aerospace & Aviation

From research to supply chain, Northeast Ohio continues to significantly outpace the nation in all things aerospace.

Where aerospace and aviation businesses take flight.

Ohio is the birthplace of aviation. Today, it is the top supplier globally to the two largest aviation manufacturers: Airbus and Boeing. With more than 37,000 people employed in the aviation industry, 13,000 annual engineering graduates, 80-plus engineering campuses, and 550 aerospace and aviation firms, Ohio is a smart choice for businesses in the aerospace industry.

Aerospace is an impressive $3.2 billion cluster in the Northeast Ohio Region, which is a major hub for aerospace component design, engineering, and production. Northeast Ohio also boasts a strong NASA presence with two locations – NASA Glenn Research Center and the Neil A. Armstrong Test Facility – offering specialization in aircraft engines, plus the world’s top space simulation and spacecraft test facilities.

Download our resource guide and learn more about the Aerospace & Aviation industry within the Northeast Ohio Region.

One region, infinite possibilities.

From advancing communications, power, and propulsion materials for NASA to providing supply chain components to top commercial airplane manufacturers, Northeast Ohio plays a significant role in the nation’s aerospace industry.

Find out why your business will soar in the Northeast Ohio Region.

Aerospace & Aviation Ecosystem in Northeast Ohio

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Top 2%

Top 2% of U.S. metro markets with active businesses in the Aerospace industry


$3.2 Billion

Aerospace and Aviation is a $3.2 Billion business in the Northeast Ohio Region

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Annual engineering graduates in Northeast Ohio support the industry


#1 in the U.S.

Ohio is the largest supplier in the U.S. for OEMs Airbus & Boeing

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Aerospace & Aviation Featured Sites

Northeast Ohio Region Sites well suited for Aerospace & Aviation.

Airport West Industrial Park

Airport West Industrial Park

NASA Armstrong Site

NASA Armstrong Site

Cuyahoga County Regional Airport

Cuyahoga County Regional Airport

Akron Fulton Airport

Akron Fulton Airport


Akron Canton Regional Airport

Colleges, universities, and education providers offering aerospace & aviation related areas of study.

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Aerospace & Aviation Workforce Data

Top 10 Aerospace & Aviation Employers in Northeast Ohio

NASA Glenn Research Center3,359
CPP Corp2,950
PCC Airfoils1,406
Parker-Hannifin & Meggitt Aircraft Braking Systems Corporation1,300
Howmet Aerospace Inc.1,200
Hydro-Aire Aerospace Corp.700
Sifco Industries, Inc.446
Heico Aerospace Parts Corp.305
Transdigm Group Incorporated284

Top 10 Aerospace & Aviation Occupations in Northeast Ohio

Software Developers and Software Quality Assurance Analysts and Testers596
Electrical, Electronic, and Electromechanical Assemblers, Except Coil Winders, Tapers, and Finishers497
Miscellaneous Assemblers and Fabricators454
Industrial Engineers407
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers393
Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians372
Flight Attendants352
Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers316
Mechanical Engineers313
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Associate’s Degrees

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Bachelor’s Degrees

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Graduate Degrees

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Consolidated Precision Products Corp. 

Consolidated Precision Products Corp. chose to expand its presence in the Northeast Ohio Region by opening a new advanced manufacturing facility in Euclid,Ohio.

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Keri Zipay

Keri Zipay

Director of Business Development, Team NEO

Let’s talk aerospace and aviation in Northeast Ohio.