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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New Member Spotlight - DNT Media DNT Media was born in 1999 at the ESPN Great Outdoor Games. Steve Dannaway, an attorney and software developer, was hired to lead the team that would develop the athlete bios and Justin Tackett, a fly fishing and hunting guide, was hired to handle color commentary for the Fly Fishing and Retriever events.

Since then they’ve led the marketing efforts for a number of Proctor & Gamble Brands including Gillette, Eukanuba, Iams, and Duracell and claimed an Emmy and multiple Telly, Webby and Accolade Awards for their work.

DNT Media has become a strong player in the aviation industry leading marketing efforts as agency of record for Van Bortel Aircraft - the world's largest Cessna dealer, Air Power - the world's largest general aviation parts dealer, and AADA member Modern Chemical and their new offering Blue Gold Flight.

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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