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)