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.

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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

Dayton Business Journal

Success story: Consolidated Precision Products Corp.

Consolidated Precision Products Corp. (CPP), a leading manufacturer of highly engineered castings and sub-assemblies primarily for the commercial aerospace and defense markets, chose to expand its presence in the Northeast Ohio Region by opening a new advanced manufacturing facility in Euclid,Ohio. CPP worked closely with a collaborative team representing state, regional, and local partners to complete its business expansion. The effort resulted in a new 135,000 square foot facility and the creation of more than 120 manufacturing and engineering jobs.

Northeast Ohio’s robust manufacturing workforce and its talent pipeline from higher education institutions with aerospace programs will help sustain CPP’s workforce needs well into the future.

Top 10 Aerospace & Aviation Employers in Northeast Ohio

NASA Glenn Research Center3,333
Howmet Aerospace Inc1,200
Therm-O-Disc, Incorporated900
Meggitt Aircraft Braking Systems Corporation769
Alza Corporation725
Goodrich Corporation500
Keithley Instruments425
Champlain Enterprises, LLC200
Sifco Industries200

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
Keri Zipay

Keri Zipay

Director of Business Development, Team NEO

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