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Aerospace/Aviation

Industry Overview

The Midland Development Corporation can facilitate a choice location at the Midland International Air & Space Port with numerous business trade benefits and many development opportunities for aerospace/aviation-related companies. Permian Basin workforce skills are easily transferable to the aerospace/aviation industry.


Available Property:   Midland Spaceport Business Park


Highlights

  • 8th largest airport in Texas and the first in the US to be co-located next to a spaceport
  • MAF ranked 2nd in Texas for small airports
  • 20+ commercial flight departures per day by United Express, American Eagle, and Southwest Airlines with direct flights to six major hubs
  • Newly renovated terminal with easy access to parking and car rental services
  • Foreign Trade Zone #165
  • MAF is within close proximity to interstate, federal and state highways, rail lines and motor freight service providers
  • No noise restrictions or curfews
  • Adjacent land is zoned to ensure compatible land development
  • MAF is located along the La Entrada Al Pacifico Trade Corridor connecting Mexico to Canada
  • MAF is served by Southwest Airlines Cargo, Total Logistics Corporation, Federal Express and UPS for cargo and package shipping
  • Midland College Aviation Maintenance Technology Program
  • Home to the Commemorative Air force Museum (CAF)
  • Midland averages 347 VFR days per year offering excellent flying weather

Aerospace in Texas

  • Aerospace & Aviation directly employ more than 153,000 Texas workers.
  • There are more than 1,300 Aerospace & Aviation firms in Texas.
  • Texas leads the nation in aerospace occupations including aircraft mechanics, avionics technicians, engine assemblers, non-scheduled pilots, airfield ops specialists, and aircraft assemblers.
  • Aerospace manufacturing makes up 34% of the Aerospace & Aviation workforce.
  • 17 of the world's largest aerospace companies have operations in Texas.
  • Texas is home to more than 10% of all U.S. aerospace manufacturing jobs.
    Source: Texas Wide Open for Business

Key Companies

  • Avion Flight Centre
  • Deer Horn Maintenance
  • Deer Horn Aviation Paint & Interior
  • Lone Star Propeller Services
  • Midland College Aviation Program