Aerospace and defense represents Arkansas’ #1 export, and we are home to nearly 180 well-known aerospace and defense companies that include MRO, component parts, completion centers, and defense contractors as well as the Little Rock Air Force Base.

The state is also one of the nation’s fastest growing defense corridors, including Aerojet Rocketdyne, Esterline, Lockheed Martin and Raytheon. 
Innovation abounds through companies like Ozark Integrated Circuits, creating extreme environment circuit boards for the USAF and NASA.

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Envoy Air

Envoy Air Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of American Airlines Group, announced that it will establish a new Aircraft Maintenance facility at the Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport (LIT) in Little Rock, Ark., investing more than $2 million and bringing 60 new jobs to the area over the next five years.

Arkansas Aeroplex

1million +

square feet of available space at the Arkansas Aeroplex including an aviation part

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most exported parts & services in Arkansas are aircraft related



in operating costs on the US aerospace manufacturing attractiveness index