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Growth in Missouri’s Aviation and Aerospace Industry Led by Boeing and ATS

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Missouri has seen a tremendous growth in the aviation and aerospace industry with over 2,500 new jobs announced within the last year and a half alone, including Boeing’s plans to create 2,000 Missouri jobs within 10 years.

In December 2013, Aviation Technical Services—one of North America’s largest third-party transport aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul providers—announced plans to open a new 607,000-square foot facility in Kansas City. ATS’s expansion to Missouri will be the company’s first facility outside of their home state of Washington and is expected to create more than 500 new jobs over the next three to five years, with the potential over time to 1,000 employees.

Over the past year and a half, Boeing has announced planes to create a combined 2,000 Missouri jobs within 10 years, including IT, engineering and research and development positions. In October 2014, the aerospace giant also announced that parts for the 777X, Boeing’s next generation commercial aircraft, would be built in St. Louis for the first time ever.