Aerospace & Defense


Arizona’s aviation industry contributes more than $38 billion and more than 470,000 jobs to the economy. There are 83 airports throughout the state, three international, including one of the busiest airports in the world. This network contributes to Arizona's impressive transportation infrastructure and strategic Southwest location.

Greater Phoenix’s Civil Aviation facilities – Phoenix Sky Harbor International AirportPhoenix Goodyear and Phoenix Deer Valley – account for more than 305,000 jobs and $33 billion in economic impact for Arizona. Sky Harbor is the state's largest aviation facility, generating more than $8 billion in revenues, ranked among the top 15 busiest Airports in the World for takeoffs and landings, and is one of the ten busiest airports in the country for passenger traffic.

Tucson International Airport, employing nearly 13,000 Arizonans, and Yuma International Airport, account for 200 flights daily. Yuma Airport has unparalleled military ties and is home to one of the country’s most prestigious new defense aviation parks – the 120-acre Defense Contractor Complex (DCC).  The DCC is located near the airport and Yuma Proving Grounds and supports defense contractors such as Boeing and other firms by providing a secure space to complete technical activities.

Additional information on Arizona's robust airport network 

Each ring represents 500 miles, a day's drive, with Phoenix as the center point for the distances.