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IMPACTING KENTUCKY'S YOUTH INSIDE AND OUT OF THE COCKPIT

Industry Information

Kentucky is home to a thriving aviation community, with numerous connections to the Aerospace and Aviation industry.

For many years, Kentucky has held the standard for aviation-based STEM high school education, with 38 schools involved in changing the way young minds view aviation and aerospace.

Kentucky’s Aerospace & Aviation cluster accounts for over 17,500 jobs and around $1 billion in earnings.

With more than $10.85 billion in goods exported internationally, Kentucky ranks second nationally in aerospace-related exports.

Kentucky is home to more than 630 businesses in the Aerospace & Aviation cluster, with 1,500 more companies related in some way with more than 150 unique industry classifications.

INDUSTRY DEMOGRAPHICS

Kentucky aerospace & aviation employment by age

Kentucky Aerospace & Aviation Employment by Gender & Ethnicity

Kentucky Aerospace & Aviation Employment Education Requirements

*Information from the 2017 Kentucky Aerospace & Aviation Industry Study

At A Glance:

At first glance, there are numerous telling indicators of the current state of Kentucky’s aviation industry:

  • The current industry workforce is aging, and there is a disproportionately small developing workforce in order to replace it.
  • Much can be said about the lack of inclusivity and diversity within Kentucky’s aviation industry in regard to gender and ethnicity.
  • Barriers to Kentucky’s aviation industry are generally moderate.

OUR REsponse

01.

— Inspire

DREAMFLIGHT CHARITIES seeks to create an empowering experience that will impact the lives of Kentucky’s youth through a shared passion for all things aviation-related.

02.

— Remove Barriers

We strive to remove financial and circumstantial barriers to aviation in order promote a more inclusive and diverse community and workforce.

03.

— Support

Our aim is to support local schools and advocate for aviation in the state as we enable and inspire the next generation of aviators and industry workers.