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GREATER PHOENIX

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2017 AEROSPACE & DEFENSE REPORT SUMMARY

Aerospace

Since the mid-twentieth century, Arizona has had a rich history in aerospace and defense. With large military bases including Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Fort Huachuca, Luke Air Force Base and the Marine Corps Air Station, the state and region offer access to a strong aerospace ecosystem.

Supply Chain

Greater Phoenix businesses enjoy access to Arizona’s strong supply chain and robust military assets.

Military Assets

Arizona is home to unmatched military and training facilities, including the largest unmanned aircraft systems training base in the world.

Geographic Region

Greater Phoenix offers accessibility to your company’s consumer base, offering a low-cost, low-regulation operating environment.

By The Numbers

4th
Arizona has the 4th highest concentration of aerospace manufacturing jobs in the nation
24M
Arizona has 24 million square feet of U.S. Department of Defense owned installations
35
Luke Air Force Base is the preferred training site for the F-35 Lightning Fighter Jet

Greater Phoenix features an environment to support and grow your business.

GPEC SERVICES

Arizona’s Rich Aerospace & Aviation Supply Chain

Companies like Boeing, General Dynamics, Honeywell and Lockheed Martin enjoy the state’s affordable operating environment and market advantages. From skilled labor, accessibility and market connectivity, to available buildings and shovel-ready sites, the region offers unmatched access to military and training facilities.

Greater Phoenix provides access to Arizona’s strong supply chain, robust military assets and competencies in:

  • Aerospace Parts Development and Manufacturing
  • Avionics and Sensor Technology
  • Command Control Communications Computers and Intelligence (C4I)
  • Information Systems and Cyber Technologies
  • Power Systems
  • Space Technologies
  • Weapon and Armor Systems