Ohio is driving innovation in the aviation and aerospace industry

13 Dec 2018

The U.S. aviation and aerospace industry is fairly robust these days, with demand driving growth in both the civil and military sides. New hybrid electric propulsion and full electric concepts are energizing the industry, drawing considerable R&D investment to chase these innovations.

Providing an important link between the products in the air and the ideas yet to take flight is Ohio.

“Ohio is the No. 1 supplier state to Airbus and Boeing,” says Glenn Richardson, managing director of advanced manufacturing and aerospace & aviation at JobsOhio. “In 2017, Boeing purchased $12 billion in services from Ohio, while Airbus spent in the $5 billion to $6 billion range. That puts Ohio well ahead of the other 50 states in terms of what it supplies in the industry. Some 600 Ohio aerospace companies are suppliers to industry giants such as GE Aviation, Parker Hannifin, United Technologies and others.”

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