Utah’s core aerospace and defense competencies include design, composites manufacturing, software and control systems, sophisticated testing, and repair and maintenance. All of these support regional and national air service as well as advanced space systems.
The state is also home to Falcon Hill Aerospace Research Park, one of the largest Enhanced Use Lease (EUL) initiatives in the Air Force and one of the largest commercial EULs in the Department of Defense.
Thanks to research universities such as Utah State University, the state leads the nation in aerospace technology development. In addition to cutting-edge programs at Hill Air Force Base, Utah also hosts high-tech military testing at Dugway Proving Grounds and various developments at the Utah Unmanned Aerial Systems test center.
As of last year, Utah’s aerospace industry accounted for 944 establishments and 31,390 employees.
PwC ranks Utah No. 4 in the nation for aerospace manufacturing attractiveness
Hill Air Force Base in Clearfield is home to the F-35 Lightning II program
Utah consistently attends and exhibits at AUVS, CAMX and the Paris Air Show.
Aerospace companies piloted Utah’s groundbreaking pathways program to fill jobs.