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Aerospace Manufacturing

Top-Ranked State for Aerospace

Why Georgia for Aerospace Manufacturing?

With a perfect combination of infrastructure, skilled workers, and a business-friendly environment across the state, it's easy to see why Georgia is consistently hailed as one of the best states for aerospace companies to operate. With industry leaders like Gulfstream Aerospace and Delta Airlines headquartered in Savannah and Atlanta, respectively, and being home to the world's busiest airport, hundreds of aerospace companies and suppliers have established operations in the state, making it one of the top destinations for any aerospace company.

Georgia's strengths:

  • The world's busiest airport
  • Home to industry leaders
  • Renowned workforce training programs and innovation centers
  • Excellent accessibility to market
  • Business-friendly environment
  • Highly-skilled workforce

Georgia Leads


Aerospace-Related Workers

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Jobs Created by Locations & Expansions

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State for Aerospace Attractiveness

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Largest Aerospace Manufacturers and Suppliers in Georgia

  • Gulfstream Aerospace Corp., 10,000 workers
  • Delta TechOps Division, 6,643 workers
  • Lockheed Martin, 6,400 workers
  • Meggitt Polymers & Composites, 1,100 workers
  • Archer Aviation, 1,010 workers
  • Pratt & Whitney, 700 workers
  • Northrop Grumman, 700 workers
  • Novelis Inc., 500 workers
  • Universal Alloy Corp., 492 workers
  • Aircraft Service International Group, 450 workers

Recent Aerospace Locations in Georgia

Over the last five years, aerospace developments in the state have sustained their momentum. Companies that are either involved in the manufacturing of aircraft, or suppliers to those manufacturers, continue to recognize all that Georgia has to offer in supporting aerospace. New locations and announced expansions are listed in the table to the left.

Electric Vertical Aircraft Manufacturing Company Archer to Create 1,000 Jobs in Covington

"We couldn't be happier with Covington as a location and partner for this significant step in our company's development and growth. We can't wait to break ground in the coming months and begin this new chapter in Georgia."

Source: "Electrical Vertical Aircraft Manufacturing Company Archer to Create 1,000 Jobs in Covington,", November 2022



Jobs at Aerospace-Related Facilities

In Georgia with 25+ Employees (GPC C&ED, 2023)


Aerospace-Related Facilities in Georgia

With 25+ Employees (GPC C&ED, 2023)


Workers in Aerospace Products and Parts

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Explore your Workforce

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Georgia is at the Center of the Thriving Southeastern Aerospace Industry

Georgia is an aerospace leader in both the nation and region.

  • Among Southeastern states, Georgia ranks second in exports of aircraft and aircraft engines and parts
  • Over 22,000 civilian workers at four Air Force bases
  • Georgia's universities received over $1.3 billion in R&D for aerospace-related fields, far surpassing the universities of other states

Georgia has one of the largest supplies of skilled labor in aerospace-related occupations. With more than 219,000 workers holding occupations the aerospace industry needs, the state's workforce can meet the needs of any business in the aerospace industry.

Aerospace Manufacturing in Your Community

Follow the links below for more information about the aerospace industry in your community:

Aerospace Publication 2024

Discover Local Aerospace Manufacturing Talent