Aerospace Aviation

A well-trained and experienced workforce and an excellent geographic location create a competitive business
climate for the aviation industry.

  • Strong metal fabrication and carbon fiber sectors with access to the Oak Ridge National Laboratory

  • Air national guard base with over 2,100 civilian and military personnel, including highly skilled aircraft
    technicians adjacent to the airport

  • The nation's only Aerospace and Defense MBA program at The University of Tennessee Center
    for Advanced Education 

  • Non-degree programs in lean MRO offered at the University of Tennessee

  • Maintenance Technology program at a nearby Tennessee College of Applied Technology awarding
    certificates in Airframe Mechanic and Power Plant Mechanic and Aviation Maintenance Technician

  • Parallel 9000-foot CAT-II ILS all-weather runways at the regional airport

  • Aviation services for corporate, general aviation, military and commercial aircraft

  • Excellent geographic location with access to ports on the Atlantic and the Gulf of Mexico

  • Foreign Trade Zone