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 manufacturing jobs. 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.

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