Aviation and aerospace have a history in Greater Phoenix that dates back to WWII. Some of the nation’s most renowned companies were founded here, and some of the world’s most important inventions came from this region.

Today, these companies and more still comprise much of the region’s major industry, enjoying a well-developed supply chain and a high-caliber talent pool within the Arizona workforce. Local institutions lead the nation in developing a skilled, talented workforce, including Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, University of North Dakota-Phoenix’s John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences and the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering programs at ASU and Chandler-Gilbert Community College, which offer the largest A&P program for mechanics.
Greater Phoenix offers aviation-specific property tax abatements as one of their many business tax credits and other economic development programs, 330 VFR days for easy flying and four airports with runways more than 7,000 feet, making us a unique market that caters to both flight and the technologies that make flight possible.
It’s no wonder we’re home to the some of the most renowned names in aerospace and aviation including: 
  • BAE Systems
  • Boeing
  • Cessna
  • General Dynamics
  • Goodrich Corporation
  • Hawker Beechcraft
  • Honeywell
  • MD Helicopter
  • Orbital Sciences Corporation

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We have an aviation-specific property tax abatement

We have 330 VFR days for easy flying

We offer a strong supply chain for both aviation and aerospace