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 153,000 Texas workers at 1,300 establishments.
||Average annual income for an aerospace and aviation
industry employee in Texas is $80,958.
||Texas is home to 15
active military bases and 250,874 personnel, which have a $150
billion impact on the state economy.
|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 boarded.