Georgia Centers of Innovation Aerospace

The Center of Innovation for Aerospace provides the technical industry expertise, collaborative research and partnerships to help the state's aerospace industry connect, compete and grow. The Center advances recognition of Georgia’s strength in the global aerospace industry, and contributes to the entrepreneurial and educational ecosystems required for its continued growth. Home to more than 800 aerospace companies and total workforce of 99,000, the state benefits from a diverse industry across the sectors of manufacturing, maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO), and transportation. Home to powerhouses Gulfstream Aerospace, Delta Air Lines, and Lockheed Martin, aerospace products are the number one export from the state of Georgia at $8.44 billion.


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Up in the Air: Georgia’s Aerospace Industry Soaring

Aerospace has long been established as one of the state’s top industries. We boast the world’s busiest airport; our 500 aerospace companies employ 85,000; and we bring in $7.8 billion dollars in international aircraft exports. But this year, Georgia has soared to new heights in aerospace with the expansion of industry heavy-hitters and the development of new ways to maneuver through the sky.

From Phoenix Air (the air charter that sent flying emergency rooms to rescue Ebola patients) to Gulfstream, Lockheed Martin and Area-I, Georgia aircraft companies are pioneering new ways to take flight and provide efficient, innovative operations.

Read Up in the Air, a piece featured in the December issue of Georgia Trend magazine, and discover how Georgia companies are venturing into new territory. Learn what the experts—including Center of Innovation for Aerospace director Steve Justice—think about the current state of the industry. And find out how they’re all working together to make Georgia a dominating force for aerospace in America.


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