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Aviation & Aerospace

Florida Ranks...

  • No. 1 state for aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) businesses
  • 2nd in aviation and aerospace businesses
  • 6th among U.S. states for aerospace manufacturing attractiveness
  • 2 licensed U.S. spaceports
  • 120+ public use airports


In the NEWS

GKN AEROSPACE One of the world’s largest suppliers to the international aviation industry, opening a manufacturing plant and bringing 170 jobs to Bay County.

VT MOBILE AEROSPACE ENGINEERING Building a 173,000-sq-ft. maintenance and engineering facility in Pensacola and creating 400 jobs.

KLX AEROSPACE SOLUTIONS GROUP Expanding its global headquarters and distribution hub in Miami-Dade and Broward counties with 100+ jobs.

AEROMOD INTERNATIONAL After relocating its headquarters from Michigan to Melbourne and creating 150 jobs, expanding again to add another 100.