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Arkansas Industry Facts

Aerospace Industry Focus

WHAT IS AEROSPACE? The diverse sectors of aerospace include commercial, civil and military aviation, defense and space. They encompass a wide array of talent and competencies. The industrial base includes researchers, engineers, technicians, mechanics, skilled machinists and precision production jobs.

Arkansas Industry Facts:

  1. Arkansas’ aerospace, aviation and defense industry employs nearly 10,000 Arkansans.
  2. Aerospace is Arkansas’s number one export, accounting for more than $1.8 Billion. Commercial airports generate $2 billion to Arkansas’ economy each year, and general aviation alone creates an economic impact on Arkansas of almost $500 million annually.
  3. There are approximately 180 aviation and aerospace-related companies in the state.
  4. There are 91 publicly-owned/publicly-used general aviation and community airports within the State of Arkansas, eight of which have airline services.

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