Aerospace and Aviation

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JobsOhio West, an initiative of the Dayton Development Coalition, provides targeted assistance to businesses of all sizes that want to benefit from the region’s many assets. We help you tap into the incentives and advantages that make Ohio one of the Top 5 business-friendly states in the nation—and the Dayton region one of the best places to start, relocate, or expand a business.

Learn how the Dayton region’s reduced operating costs, competitive wages, access to markets, and talented workforce can work to your benefit—and how we can partner with you to get results.

Aerospace & Aviation

Soaring above the rest

More than a century ago, Wilbur & Orville Wright invented the world’s first airplane in Dayton, OH, but our development in aerospace and aviation did anything but stop there! Ohio is the North American hub of aerospace and aviation advancement and the Dayton Region is anything but a co-pilot.

Aerospace, aviation, and federal military careers take flight in the Dayton Region.

Home to Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio’s largest single-site employer, the Dayton Region’s strength in the aerospace and aviation industry is substantial. Within a 50-mile radius of Dayton, which includes part of the Cincinnati market, a significantly strong aircraft manufacturing supply chain exists. Of the top 30 manufacturing industries required throughout the aircraft manufacturing industry for aircraft production, 28 exist in the state of Ohio and 24 are concentrated in Southwest Ohio.

It’s all in the numbers

Company Highlight

Northrop Grumman is a leading global security company providing innovative systems, products and solutions in aerospace, electronics, information systems, and technical services to government and commercial customers worldwide.

Unison is the leading global supplier of complex gas turbine engine components, electrical, and mechanical systems for aircraft engines and airframes to a wide variety of markets including commercial aviation, business & general aviation, industrial, space and defense.

Goodrich, a Fortune 500 company, is a global supplier of systems and services to the aerospace and defense industries. The company offers systems and products for large commercial aircraft, business and regional aircraft, helicopters, engines, and for defense and space applications.

Enginetics Aerospace is a manufacturer of prototype parts and provider of complex metal engine components and fabricated assemblies for the global aerospace industry. Located in Huber Heights, Ohio, the company occupies a 56,000 square foot facilities on 15 acres with expansion opportunities.

Aeronca, Inc. is a division of Megellan Aerospace and located in Middletown, Ohio. The company is a manufacturer of engine components and airframe structures for commercial aviation and the defense industry.

Projects Unlimited is a contract manufacturer of circuit card assemblies, cabling & harness systems, and box/component level assemblies, with full in-house functional and environmental testing capabilities serving the aerospace and defense markets.

Higher Education

The Dayton Region is full of talent and skilled workers in the aerospace & aviation industry. Explore the various regional colleges and universities below that have concentrated aerospace & aviation programs: