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The Aviation Council of Pennsylvania (ACP) consists of airports, fixed-base operators, flight schools, business aircraft operators, aerospace manufacturers and suppliers, air charter operators, and other aviation organizations and suppliers all working together to improve and promote aviation and aerospace throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
The purpose of the ACP is to represent the Pennsylvania aviation and aerospace community in matters involving government and private sector interests; to improve and promote aviation in partnership with local, state and federal government; and to increase and enhance public awareness of aviation and aerospace.
|PWC Aerospace Manufacturing Attractiveness Ranking|
PWC just published this report. They are a fantastic resource for quantifiable data on a number of industries. Check them out!
The United States maintained its first place ranking for the third year in a row because of the breadth of its aerospace industry, which is seven times greater than the United Kingdom which ranked second in industry size. This past year, Airbus made a major commitment in the US with its jetliner assembly line in Mobile, Alabama, the company’s first production site in America. Some additional US manufacturing investments include Boeing’s new propulsion engineering and assembly facility in South Carolina and construction of Northrop Grumman’s Unmanned Aerial Systems facility in North Dakota. The US also attracted the most investment in research and development (R&D), including investments made by United Technologies Corporation (UTC), Raytheon, and Lockheed Martin, among others. UTC broke ground on a new R&D facility in Connecticut to expand capabilities in intelligent systems, advanced materials and manufacturing, and revolutionary propulsion and power technologies. Raytheon is expanding its cybersecurity program with a new facility in Virginia , and Lockheed Martin’s new missile defense technology laboratory opened at its Silicon Valley site.
Pennsylvania ranked 30th overall for attracting the aerospace manufacturing industry. The good news is we ranked 9th for our Education. The Commonwealth ranked 50th for taxes - the variables have been refined. The tax category now includes unemployment and property tax in addition to corporate tax. We are creating a highly educated workforce that will have to go out of state for employment- more brain drain!