Located in Kansas and often referred to as the “Air Capital of the World”, the city of Wichita is home to five major aviation companies and over one hundred aviation subcontractors. The city is closely tied with the industry, as it provides over 50,000 jobs and is a substantial part of the culture of the area. For nearly 90 years, aircraft and aircraft components have been built with Wichita expertise and craftsmanship. According to a study by Milken Institute, Wichita has the highest concentration of aerospace manufacturing employment and skills in the nation, making it a prime location for firms in the industry.
Major aviation companies here in Wichita include Boeing Defense Space and Security, Bombardier Learjet, Cessna Aircraft Company, Hawker Beechcraft Corporation and Spirit Aerosystems. These firms produce aircraft and components for general, commercial and military aircraft. From 2000-2008, Cessna Aircraft Company, Hawker Beechcraft Corporation, and Bombardier Learjet delivered almost 15000 general aviation aircraft accounting for 50% of total shipments worldwide over this period.
Many of Kansas Global Trade Service's products and services are designed exclusively for the aviation manufacturers, subcontractors, and service providers. We understand the industry and strive to provide only the best for every player, big or small. From training seminars on regulatory issues to introductions to potential business partners abroad, it is our mission to ensure your business realizes the benefits of international trade.