From the Wright Brothers’ first flight at Kitty Hawk to today’s leading research for unmanned aerial vehicles at North Carolina State University, North Carolina continues its legacy as a leader in aerospace innovation.
Aerospace & Defense Companies in North Carolina
500 Gateway Drive, Goldsboro, NC
2020 Ashcraft Avenue, Monroe, NC
ATI Allvac Technical Center
2600 East Roosevelt Boulevard, Monroe, NC
ATI Specialty Materials
Alloy Way, Monroe, NC
1455 Fairchild Road, Winston-Salem, NC
150 Oak Plaza Boulevard, Winston-Salem, NC
2599 Empire Drive, Winston-Salem, NC
222 Stonebridge Trail, Havelock, NC
1 Mars Drive, Jacksonville, NC
120 Technology Drive, Troutman, NC
Cessna (Citation Service Center)
615 Service Center Drive, Greensboro, NC
Commerce Overseas Corporation
2878 Rouse Road, Kinston, NC
CTS (Cincinnati Thermal Spray)
11766 NC-210, Rocky Point, NC
Curtiss-Wright Controls Engineered Systems
3120 Northwest Boulevard, Gastonia, NC
45800 John J Delaney Drive, Charlotte, NC
Curtiss-Wright Flight Systems
201 Old Boiling Springs Road, Shelby, NC
Cyril Bath Company
1610 Airport Road, Monroe, NC
1060 Consolidated Road, Elizabeth City, NC
Dubose National Energy Services
900 Industrial Drive, Clinton, NC
FedEx Mid-Atlantic Hub
200 East Market Street, Greensboro, NC
Firstmark Aerospace Corporation
1176 Telecom Drive, Creedmoor, NC
3701 South Miami Boulevard, Durham, NC
400 The Professional Drive, West Jefferson, NC
3901 Castle Hayne Road, Wilmington, NC
2118 Water Ridge Parkway, Charlotte, NC
Haeco Airframe Services
623 Radar Road, Greensboro, NC
Honda Aircraft Company
2989 Tucker Street, Burlington, NC
Honda Aircraft Company
6430 Ballinger Road, Greensboro, NC
3475 North Wesleyan Boulevard, Rocky Mount, NC
Kearfott Guidance & Navigation Motion Systems Division
Kidde Aerospace and Defense
4200 Airport Drive, Wilson, NC
231 Meed Court, Fayetteville, NC
2800 Raeford Road, Fayetteville, NC
L-3 Communications (Titan Corporation)
2950 Village Drive, Fayetteville, NC
Leistritz Advanced Turbine Components
3050 Westinghouse Road, Rural Hall, NC
Liquip International (BETA Fueling Systems)
1209 Freeway Drive, Reidsville, NC
231 Meed Court, Fayetteville, NC
2605 Meridian Parkway, Durham, NC
2051 National Guard Drive, Morrisville, NC
Lockheed Martin (3D Solutions)
1140 Kildaire Farm Road, Cary, NC
111 Lord Drive, Cary, NC
Michelin Aircraft Tire Corporation
40589 South Stanly School Road, Norwood, NC
Moog Components Group
1995 NC-141, Murphy, NC
Mountain Air Cargo
2340 John Mewborne Road, Kinston, NC
North State Aviation
4001 North Liberty Street, Winston-Salem, NC
Northrop Grumman Synoptics
1201 Continental Boulevard, Charlotte, NC
Purolator Advanced Filtration (Purolator Facet)
8439 Triad Drive, Greensboro, NC
5800 Departure Drive, Raleigh, NC
Remington Outdoor Company
870 Remington Drive, Madison, NC
SAFRAN Turbomeca Manufacturing
4120 Goldmine Road, Monroe, NC
2812 Rouse Road, Kinston, NC
T Com Drive, Elizabeth City, NC
5568 Gumtree Road, Winston-Salem, NC
Triumph Actuation Systems
4520 Hampton Road, Clemmons, NC
American Airlines Hub
4800 Hangar Road, Charlotte, NC
Unison Engine Components
401 Sweeten Creek Industrial Park Road, Asheville, NC
UTC Aerospace Systems
1517 East Worthington Avenue, Charlotte, NC
UTC Aerospace Systems Service Center
4115 Corporate Center Drive, Monroe, NC
VX Aerospace Corporation
2080 U.S. 70, Morganton, NC
Applied Research Associates (ARA)
8537 Six Forks Road, Raleigh, NC
Low Tax Burden
At 3 percent, North Carolina has the lowest corporate income tax rate in the United States. In fact, North Carolina offers a low tax burden across the board. Ernst & Young and the Council on State Taxation rank North Carolina No. 1 for lowest state and local tax burden in the U.S.
Business-Friendly Labor Environment
North Carolina has the second-lowest unionization rate in the U.S. Coupled with its right-to-work laws, it’s clear North Carolina provides manufacturers with an attractive labor environment.
Affordable Labor Costs
Compared to traditional aerospace hubs like California and Washington, wages for aerospace workers – including aerospace engineers, avionics technicians and aircraft mechanics – are up to 25 percent lower in North Carolina.
Access to Extensive Rail System
North Carolina is home to the largest consolidated rail system in the U.S., with more than 3,200 miles (5,150 km) of track providing access to major seaports and other manufacturing hubs in the Southeast.
Access to Deep-Water Seaports
North Carolina boasts two deep-water seaports in Wilmington and Morehead City that offer quick turn times, low costs and easy access to the state’s extensive rail and highway systems. The state also offers convenient access to additional ports in Norfolk, Va., and Charleston, S.C.
Reliable, Low-Cost Electricity
North Carolina’s average industrial electricity rates run more than 8 percent less than the U.S. average.
Largest Manufacturing Workforce in the Southeast
With over 460,000 manufacturing workers, North Carolina has the largest manufacturing workforce in the Southeast, and the 10th largest in the U.S. Manufacturing accounts for 20 percent of the state’s GSP, fifth-highest in the nation.
Highly Skilled & Educated Workforce
North Carolinians train at nationally recognized research universities – including Duke University, North Carolina State University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill – and at the state’s 58-campus community college system.
Military-Provided Readymade Workforce
North Carolina has the third-largest military population in the U.S. An estimated 78,000 military separations by 2018 offers a unique, ready made workforce to North Carolina manufacturers.
NCWorks Customized Training Program
NCWorks is a comprehensive workforce development program that includes an online jobs database for talent recruiters and job seekers alike. NCWorks also features a customized training program for new and existing businesses in the state.
North Carolina Global TransPark
The North Carolina Global TransPark (GTP), operating within Foreign-Trade Zone No. 214, offers an 11,500-foot runway and warehouse facilities with direct runway and highway access. The Transpark has access to an onsite rail spur, a fiber optic network and two deep water seaports.
Fleet Readiness Center East
The Marine Corps Air Station at Cherry Point maintains a Fleet Readiness Center (FRC) that provides maintenance, engineering and logistics support for Navy and Marine Corps aviation, in addition to airframe and engine maintenance for the F-35.
Spirit Aerosystems Composite Center of Excellence
The 33,000-square-foot Spirit Aerosystems Composite Center of Excellence is a training center designed to serve the growing aerospace industry in North Carolina. It’s anchored by a composites training lab operated by Lenoir Community College to support pathways for careers in aerospace and related industries.
NextGen Air Transportation
The NextGen Air Transportation (NGAT) at North Carolina State University focuses on developing improvements to air traffic control, airspace management, airport and airspace system capacity, surface traffic management, and flight safety, specifically as it relates to the integration of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) into domestic airspace.