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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.

2017 Arkansas Aerospace Summit

Summit Logo copyRegistration for the 2017 Arkansas Aerospace and Defense Summit March 14-16, 2017 at the Hotel Hot Springs in Hot Springs, Arkansas is now live on our website. (link to registration page).  

ROOM RATE: A special rate at the Hotel Hot Springs is available by cliking here ( or calling 877-623-6697. USE PROMO CODE: ???

A working program with industry leading speakers and panelists will be available soon.

Don't forget to follow our twitter feed @ARaerospace for Summit announcements and updates. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact the Aerospace and Defense Alliance team (501) 375-1100.

Exciting Summit Program

B2B Opportunities: Join Dassault Falcon Jet, Lockheed Martin and many others for Business-to-Business breakout sessions. To sign up, email  for more information.

Updated Agenda: An updated agenda will be coming soon. We will here from industry leaders including Dassault Falcon Jet, Lockheed Martin, Gulfstream, Arkansas Economic Development Commission and many more!

Sponsorship Opportunities Available: Sponsorship opportunities still exist for promotion, signage, and listing in the Summit Program. For sponsorship opportunities or to participate in the exhibit hall, use the online Sponsor Benefit form.


If you are interested in becoming an exhibitor or sponsor, Click Here to see the Sponsor and Exhibitor Contract. Current Agenda is available by clicking (coming soon). The following proposed conference schedule is provided for travel and planning purposes. A detailed conference agenda, registration, and room block information will be sent at a later date. Individual Registration for the Summit will be $125.

Attendee Registration

Event date 03-14-2017
Event End Date 03-16-2017
Registration Start Date 01-26-2017
Capacity Unlimited
Cut off date 03-15-2017
Individual Price $125.00
Hotel Hot Springs
305 Malvern Ave, Hot Springs, AR 71901, USA
Hotel Hot Springs
We are no longer accepting registration for this event

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.