December 23, 2022, Posted by Eric Brothers in Aerospace Manufacturing & Design
JobsOhio President and CEO J.P. Nauseef notes that as the No. 1 supplier state to Boeing and Airbus, Ohio is a powerhouse producer of systems and parts for the aerospace industry. Earlier in the year, Sierra Nevada Corp. announced plans to build one of the largest aircraft maintenance hangars in America in Dayton, bringing maintenance and modification of military aircraft to Ohio.
The state also plays a crucial role in developing AAM technologies with robust supply chains, test markets, partners, and enabling legislation for public and private sector entities.
From flying vehicles to air taxis to NASA AAM Mission supporters, Ohio is a leader in AAM and aeronautics research. Credit goes to Ohio lawmakers for opening the skies for unmanned aircraft systems traffic management (UTM) and urban air mobility (UAM) of the future.
In September, the Springfield-Beckley Municipal Airport hosted a groundbreaking for the National Advanced Air Mobility Center of Excellence. The NAAMCE is funded by the Department of Defense, JobsOhio, and the City of Springfield to facilitate collaborations between the Air Force Research Laboratory, NASA, the Ohio Unmanned Aircraft Systems Center, local colleges and universities, and private industry to support the development of AAM projects.