Aerospace


The aerospace/aviation footprint is expanding in Kentucky in almost every sector from parts manufacturing to supply, from air freight service to education and workforce development. Plenty of factors contribute to the intense interest in Kentucky, chiefly a highly skilled and experienced workforce, excellent infrastructure and location.

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Aerospace-Related Facilities:

Kentucky has 75 aerospace-related facilities that employ nearly 17,000 people

Aerospace Employee Increase:

Kentucky has seen a 63 percent employee increase in the private aerospace products and parts manufacturing industry since 2002

Aerospace Exports:


Aerospace exports have increased 183% in the past five years.

 

Aerospace new and expanding report 2017 (PDF)

Aerospace new and expanding report 2016 (PDF)

Aerospace-Related Facilities (PDF)

Map: Kentucky Aerospace Facilities (PDF)

KENTUCKY AEROSPACE, AVIATION, & DEFENSE INDUSTRY

Aerospace and Aviation are two industries rising to new prominence in Kentucky. Because of Kentucky’s strong military identity with installations such as Ft. Knox, Ft. Campbell, and Bluegrass Army Depot, opportunities for Kentucky to benefit from defense contracting are coming into focus. The nature of national defense and its ties to aerospace and aviation means opportunities in each sector must be considered individually as well as understanding where they overlap.

KENTUCKY AEROSPACE, AVIATION, & DEFENSE INDUSTRY