Aerospace and Aviation
9:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Legislative Room B
Sheraton Columbus Hotel at Capitol Square
The strength of Ohio's aviation and aerospace industry is often underestimated as a significant economic driver. The aerospace and aviation industry in Ohio is diverse and innovative. Seventeen percent of the total U.S. employment in aviation and aerospace is located right here. It's an international leader in propulsion systems, advanced aerospace vehicles, aeronautical science, sensors and materials research and development.Many of the industry's leaders have headquarters or significant operations in the state. Ohio has the largest concentration of aircraft engine manufacturers of any state in the U.S. With these strengths, the industry faces growth potential in the areas of unmanned systems, advanced materials development, testing, and aircraft maintenance and repair. Ohio has over 1,000 private companies in the aerospace and defense industries and is home to world-class research and test facilities, including Cincinnati's GE Aviation, the U.S. Air Force Research Lab at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Glenn Research Center in Cleveland. The industry employs more than 35,800 with an average wage of $73,724 (Buckeye Top 50: 2008–2018)
Attend this session (Aviation) to:
- Learn about the new breed of airlines and air carriers.
- Discover the new airline/airport system and new types of jobs.
- Hear about how failing leads to success.
- Identify ways that youth can learn while they fly (Youth Aviation Association).
Attend this session (Aerospace) to:
- Learn the United State's status of going back to the Moon (NASA speaks).
- Find out who are the engineers are and what are they doing.
- Learn about the latest trends and future outlook for aerospace.
Deral Carson, air traffic manager, Midwest Air Traffic Control Service, Inc., The Ohio State University
Ron Fairrow, senior director, Human Resources, NetJets
Ann Heyward, vice president, Research and Educational Programs, Ohio Aerospace Institute
Don Stark, coordinator, Aviation Maintenance Program, Sinclair Community College
Seth Young, McConnell Chair of Aviation and director, Center for Aviation Studies, associate professor, Department of Civil, Environmental and Geodetic Engineering, The Ohio State University
Session contact: Linda O'Connor, assistant director, Office of Career-Technical Education, Ohio Department of Education