Missouri’s Aerospace and Defense Leadership On Display in UK


Every two years, military buyers and manufacturers from around the world gather in Farnborough, England, for the Farnborough International Airshow. And Missouri is well represented.

Missouri has a rich history in aerospace, from Charles Lindbergh, to the Mercury Space Program, to the latest in aerospace innovation. Today, that cutting edge innovation continues with more than 70 companies across Missouri, including Boeing, and more than 72,000 employees leading the way in every aspect of military aviation and ordinance.

Missouri aerospace manufacturers are supported by the state’s cost-competitive, pro-business, and innovative environment, exceptional talent, extensive training programs, access to raw materials, and globally connected infrastructure. In addition to the F/A-18, both the EA-18 Growler and the F-15 Strike Eagle fighter jets are made in Missouri, along with a vast array of military ordinance.

Missouri’s aerospace manufacturing talent is deep, specialized, and experienced.  For more than 100 years Missouri talent has constructed some of the finest airplanes to grace the skies. Additionally, Missouri’s central location allows for aerospace manufacturers to receive raw materials, and ship their finished product, quickly and efficiently to the global market via our international airports, extensive river barge infrastructure or any of the US Class 1 railroads.

For more information about the Missouri’s aerospace manufacturing industry visit http://www.missouripartnership.com/Industries/Missouris-Industries/Advanced-Manufacturing.