About Us

The Ohio Aerospace & Aviation Council is a state-wide industry driven economic development organization designed to 1) to attract and retain key growth oriented companies and 2) to work collaboratively as leaders from all regions to strengthen and grow Ohio’s Aerospace & Aviation industry – including related federal, academic, non-profit installations and assets.

The Council was formed by the Ohio Governor to develop a strategy to strengthen and grow Ohio’s Aerospace & Aviation industry and is comprised of leaders from Ohio’s key Aerospace, Aviation, Defense, Space, University and Support Organizations. The challenge was to unite key Aerospace & Aviation industry thought leaders to define development initiatives that will drive Ohio’s economy and increase Ohio’s global competitiveness.

Although historically Ohio has received recognition as a player in the aerospace industry, the prevalence of the aviation and aerospace industries in Ohio may not have been appreciated to their full impact. After extensive research, data gathering and competitive benchmarking, the council has defined the core areas of focus and leadership for the Ohio Aerospace & Aviation community. These areas are areas in which Ohio offers unique capabilities and assets. Ohio is and remains a key industry leader in these driver segments.

The Council is comprised of industry leaders from the following organizations:

  • Airborne Maintenance & Engineering Services
  • Columbus 2020
  • Columbus Regional Airport Authority
  • Dayton Development Coalition
  • GE Aviation
  • Greater Cleveland Partnership
  • Heath-Newark-Licking County Port Authority
  • JobsOhio
  • Lorain County Community College
  • NASA Glenn Research Center
  • National Aviation Hall of Fame
  • National Aviation Heritage Area
  • NetJets
  • Ohio Aerospace Institute
  • Ohio Aviation Association (OAA)
  • Ohio Department of Transportation – Ohio/Indiana UAS Center
  • Ohio Development Services Agency
  • Ohio Regional Business Aviation Association (ORBAA)
  • Parker Aerospace
  • Peerless Technologies Corporation
  • REDI Cincinnati
  • Regional Growth Partnership
  • Rick Perales – Ohio House of Representatives
  • TeamNEO
  • TechSolve Inc.
  • Teledyne Turbine Engines
  • The Boeing Company
  • The Ohio State University
  • Tricor Metals
  • U.S. Senator Rob Portman’s Office
  • University of Akron
  • University of Cincinnati – Aerospace Engineering Department
  • Wright Family Foundation
  • Zin Technologies