Aerospace Overview
In 1903, Orville and Wilbur Wright found the right conditions for success here. Today, aerospace and aviation companies continue to Thrive in North Carolina®.
More than 180 aerospace companies are engaged in manufacturing in North Carolina.
North Carolina has the advanced manufacturing talent to support its growing aerospace industry, with more than 9,500 people employed in aerospace manufacturing.
North Carolina has the existing industry, statewide support and talent pool that continue to attract and keep the leading aerospace and aviation companies.

To speak to an economic development representative about the Aerospace and Aviation industry in North Carolina, contact Rod Forsythe at 919.733.4987 or rforsythe@nccommerce.com.