Industry Overview

Aviation & Aerospace

Florida has long been the world’s premier gateway to space, the undisputed air traffic hub of the Americas, a major hub for flight training and MRO, and home to leading manufacturers of all types of aircraft and aircraft components. As a result, Florida has a rich supply chain and talent pool benefiting industry businesses. It's no wonder industry leaders including Boeing, Embraer, General Dynamics, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, Pratt & Whitney, Sikorsky, and so many more have significant operations here.



Florida is a premier aerospace and space location. We rank #1 among states for aerospace manufacturing attractiveness. Our 470+ industry companies excel in areas from aircraft parts and assembly, to intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance, to missiles. Florida also offers tremendous space launch assets.



Florida is the birthplace of commercial aviation and the air transport hub of the Western Hemisphere. Florida is also home to 100+ public use airports.