Aerospace, Aviation & Defense
Texas is one of the most important locations for the global aerospace and
aviation industry in the nation. As home to two international airlines, two of
the world's busiest airports, 15 active military bases, and NASA's world-famous
Johnson Space Center, the state is a key location for many of the largest
global aerospace and aviation companies.
|The aerospace and aviation industry directly employs
over 152,600 Texas workers at 1,649 establishments.
||Average annual income for an aerospace and aviation
industry employee in Texas is $75,000.
||Texas is home to 15
active military bases and 208,000 active duty personnel,
reservists, National Guard personnel, and Department of Defense
|Texas is one of the top 3 states for aerospace
||NASA's Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center in Houston serves
as the home for the human space flight program.
||Texas is home
to six of the 50 busiest airports in the country by passengers