Promoting the growth of Arkansas’
aerospace, aviation and defense industries

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



Aerospace Partners

More than 200 aviation and aerospace-related companies operate in Arkansas.


Aerospace Employees

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



Aerospace Exports

Aerospace & Defense are the top exported goods in Arkansas.

New Member Spotlight
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In late 2019, Arcturus Aerospace was a fast-growing company operating in Southern California with ambitious expansion plans for the future. Determined to leave California, and after an exhaustive property search in neighboring Arizona, Nevada, and Utah, company president Mark Greenwell, with the help of Johnny Mitchum, Commercial Real Estate Broker, found the perfect manufacturing facility in Little Rock while visiting his mother and father. Working closely with local bank First Community, the building was purchased, and the trucks arrived in Little Rock on the 17th of March 2020 to unload. Relocating the company during COVID-19 was daunting, but with community support, we persevered.

Today, Arcturus Aerospace® is proud to be an Arkansas Corporation, servicing all our original customers pre-COVID and adding more from our base of operations in Little Rock. The company is fully certified ISO-9001, AS9100D, and ITAR complaint, CAGE CODE 8BUX6, HUB ZONE YES. Currently, we are in the certification process for NADCAP to certify our internal Anodize and Chem-Film processes onsite.

We are dedicated to advancing and building aerospace and aviation in Arkansas



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



Aerospace is Arkansas’ leading export. In 2017, over $1.5 B dollars in aircraft & parts were exported

Companies & Airports

Companies & Airports

There are approximately 180 aviation and aerospace-related companies and 90 public airports in the state.

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