Following the success of the first-ever National Aerospace Day last year, the Aerospace Industries Association is expanding the activities this year during National Aerospace Week, Sept. 12-18.
The aerospace and defense industry employs 817,000 workers directly, supporting more than 2 million middle-class jobs in related fields. There are also 30,000 suppliers to the industry across all 50 states. A series of events in Washington, D.C. and across the country are being planned, according to officials with the Aerospace Industries Association. New research reports, contests for youth and other events hosted by businesses and communities across the country will showcase the industry’s role in the future high-tech workforce of America and in creating and sustaining high-paying jobs across the country.