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    Public policy advocacy in Arkansas and Washington, D.C.
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    Promoting the growth of Arkansas’ aerospace, aviation and defense industries
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    Training a qualified workforce

About the Arkansas Aerospace & Defense Alliance

The Arkansas Aerospace & Defense Alliance is a group of public and private aerospace companies, government agencies and educational institutions dedicated to growing the aerospace, aviation and defense infrastructure in Arkansas and training a qualified workforce. Learn more.

Member Spotlight

mti verticalMainstream Technologies ( is an accredited CMMC Registered Provider Organization (RPO) technology services company headquartered in Little Rock, Arkansas. Mainstream Technologies creates, manages, and secures technology for business and government customers across the nation through its Custom Software Development Services, Managed Technology and Hosting Services, and Cybersecurity Services.

Texarkana image001The Texarkana Regional Airport (“TXK”) is committed to meeting your air travel needs, efficiently and without stress. Driving to nearby airports adds time to your trip, and you risk missing your flight from traffic, parking, and unforeseen events. Additionally, the indirect expenses of traveling to other airports adds up, such as lodging, gas, and wear/tear on your vehicle. When choosing TXK, you can go from your doorstep to boarding in a short amount of time. TXK offers daily, non-stop flights to Dallas/Fort-Worth International Airport (“DFW”) on American Airlines, which serves as a major connecting hub in the American Airlines network. With a simple flight connection and plane change at DFW, you can continue your flight with American Airlines to almost any destination in the United States and world. All these possibilities are within easy driving distance from your home when you choose TXK

coboltCobalt Aero Services was formed in January 2013 when Tim White and Tony McAnly acquired the assets of a FAA Repair Station that had been operating since November 2008. Cobalt has 35,000 square feet of building space on five acres. The repair shop includes stockroom and warehouse space for repair materials and customer parts; welding equipment for steel and aluminum; media blast and cleaning processes; painting and priming booth; curing booth; metal forming equipment; material handling equipment; and various inspection processes. Cobalt Aero Services is a trusted MRO service provider to a wide spectrum of aviation companies, both large and small, around the world.

Rose Law FirmRose Law Firm is a full-service law firm with offices in Little Rock and Fayetteville. Our mission is to create long-term value for our clients by providing innovative, personalized legal solutions delivered through our commitment to excellence. Our workplace safety and health attorneys advise clients on federal and state laws that govern workplace practices. We counsel clients across all industries and represent clients on OSHA matters in state and federal jurisdictions in Arkansas and throughout the country.

21st Century

21st Century Janitorial Services Inc., is a minority certified, privately held, Regionwide single-source provider for total facility support. Incorporated in 2001, we have over three decades of experience providing the highest quality in facilities cleaning services in the Region. We pride ourselves in our ability to provide Clients with Outstanding Staff and processes customized to meet or exceed all of their service needs, objectives, and expectations. Our Services include: Environmental, Janitorial, Sanitation & Disinfection and Light Maintenance.

Arkansas Aerospace Facts

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aerospaceThe diverse sectors of aerospace include commercial, civil and military aviation, defense and space. They encompass a wide array of talent and competencies. The industrial base includes researchers, engineers, technicians, mechanics, skilled machinists and precision production jobs.

jobs available 2Arkansas’ aerospace, aviation and defense industry employs nearly 10,000 Arkansans.


Figure-2-2012-Global-Aerospace--Defense-Industry-OutlookAerospace / Defense is Arkansas’ leading export. In 2017, aircraft & aircraft parts were Arkansas’s largest category of export with over $1.5 B dollars in goods exported


20130626-Dassault-Falcon-JetThere are approximately 180 aviation and aerospace-related companies in the state.


northwest-arkansas-regional-airportThere are 90 publicly-owned/publicly-used general aviation and community airports within the State of Arkansas, eight of which have airline services.