Aerospace& Aviation

Greater Phoenix is an ideal location for companies that are pioneering the aircraft, components and technologies that are taking travel and defense to new heights.

The Valley of the Sun’s temperate climate affords ample opportunity for flight training and equipment testing. Take a closer look at why industry leaders like Boeing, Honeywell, General Dynamics and Raytheon continue to invest in leveraging Arizona to propel their missions forward.

Helping growth take flight

Workforce Talent

The depth of higher learning programs throughout the state sets it apart from other markets. Arizona boasts more than 40 universities and higher education institutions, including several nationally renowned engineering programs and Embry-Riddle, the world’s preeminent university for aviation and aerospace education.

  • Aerospace/Aviation industry in Arizona - 8% growth over past five years
  • Guided missile and space vehicle manufacturing sector — 200% growth over past five years
  • AZSkyTech program established to position state as premier place to test, deploy and
    advance unmanned aircraft system (UAS) technology and policy

Aerospace/aviation highlights




Aerospace companies


Aerospace engineers


  • #1

    Top 100 largest public power utilities by generation

  • ONE

    Of the largest raw water suppliers in Arizona

  • 7.4 MILLION+ MWh

    In sustainable portfolio


  • #1

    Most competitive state in mountain range

  • #4

    Highest concentration of aerospace manufacturing jobs in the nation

  • #7

    On PWC’s aerospace manufacturing attractiveness rankings

  • 4.9%

    Corporate state income tax rate