Launch in Ohio. Soar Anywhere.
October 24-26, 2017
Since the Wright brothers first invented powered flight and John Glenn first orbited the earth, Ohio has been at the forefront of space and aviation innovation. Aerospace companies in the state can integrate into an extensive supply chain that supports and is supported by many OEMs, including Boeing and Airbus. Together, these two industry leaders spend more than $15 billion annually in the state.
Ohio’s competitive advantages allow aerospace and aviation companies to:
- Collaborate in an innovation ecosystem with public, academic and private industry partners ready to support their innovation and commercialization goals.
- Gain access to a robust supply chain including satellites, propulsion and power management, as well as OEMs.
- Utilize the UAS Center at Springfield-Beckley Airport, which is working to launch the first ground-based sense and avoid system, making it possible to fly unmanned aerial systems beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) in congested airspace.
- Recruit and retain top talent from some of the nation’s best colleges, which graduate more than 10,000 engineers and engineer technicians annually.