Aviation & Aerospace

Fast Facts

  • NC has 200+ Aerospace Companies and 400+ Aerospace Suppliers
  • Largest military presence on the East Coast
  • 18,000+ exiting military personnel each year
  • 7 military installations
  • University engineering degree and certificate programs
  • Institute for Aeronautical Technology
  • North Carolina Global TransPark

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Aviation and aerospace companies flock to North Carolina’s Southeast to access numerous benefits. Located in the state designated NC Aerospace Corridor, our excellence in logistics and distribution, existing metalworking and manufacturing base, the largest military presence on the East Coast and the location of more than 200 aerospace companies and more than 400 industry suppliers statewide are just a few of the assets NC can offer businesses in this growing industry.

In NCSE there are in excess of 18,000 exiting military personnel each year equipped with the skills needed for success in this industry as well as 6 public and private universities graduating more than 7,000 students annually and 15 community colleges with an annual enrollment of 77,000 students (roughly 4% of the region’s population) to meet this cluster’s workforce needs.

Companies in the Region

Company Name Product County
Blackhawk Modifications, Inc. Engineering services Bladen
Taylor Aviation, Inc. Engineering services Bladen
East Coast Engine Repair services Brunswick
Sandollar Ventures, LLC Aircraft parts and equipment Brunswick
Twin Precision Manufacturing Machine shop, jobbing and repair Brunswick
Fleet Readiness Center East Repair services Craven
Powell Avionics, Inc. Transportation equipment and supplies Cumberland
Sierra Nevada Corporation Radio and TV communications equipment Cumberland
Cape Fear Airworks, Inc. Repair services Cumberland
Eastern Aviation Equipment rental and leasing Cumberland
Echota Technologies Corporation Electrical equipment and supplies Cumberland
Honeywell International, Inc. Aircraft engines and engine parts Cumberland
L-3 Communications Corporation Search and navigation equipment Cumberland
Boeing Company Aircraft Cumberland
Spirit Aerosystems Aircraft components Lenoir
Macks Engine Repair Repair services New Hanover
GE Aircraft Engines Aircraft engines and engine parts New Hanover
Dassault Falcon Jet Corp. Engineering services New Hanover
Dorray Aviation, Inc. Transporation equipment and supplies New Hanover
Logic Hydraulic Controls, Inc. Fluid power valves and hose fittings New Hanover
Maycomm Instruments, LLC Aircraft parts and equipment New Hanover
Williams Aviation, Inc. Engineering services Pender
Hayes Aviation, LLC Equipment rental and leasing Robeson
Armorstruxx, LLC Aircraft parts and equipment Robeson
Charlotte Aircraft Corp. Repair services Robeson
Tailwind East, LLC Aircraft Sampson
Bonanza Flyers, LLC Aircraft Sampson
AAR Corp. Aircraft cargo systems Wayne
Anchor Coupling, Inc. Aircraft parts and equipment Wayne
North Carolina Manufacturing, Inc. Aircraft parts and equipment Wayne
Pratt & Whitney Aircraft parts and services Wayne
U.S. Cargo Systems Aircraft parts and equipment Wayne