Aviation / Aerospace

As a recognized center for aviation products and services, Martin County FL is ideally situated to meet the growing needs of companies in these industries.

  • Well established industry presence locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally
  • Proximity to several major international airports
  • Well-educated, highly technical workforce
  • Industry-specific job training programs
  • Competitive wages

Additionally, Florida has long been the world’s premier gateway to space, the undisputed air traffic hub to the Americas, a major center for flight training and Maintenance Repair and Overhaul, and home to leading manufacturers of all types of aircraft and aircraft components. As a result, Florida has a rich supply chain and talent pool benefiting industry businesses. It’s no wonder industry leaders including Boeing, Embraer, General Dynamics, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, Pratt & Whitney, Sikorsky, and so many more have significant operations here.

“Our aerospace engineering and technology firm is having its best year yet. We plan to stay in Martin County, expand our staff and work with the BDB Martin to lobby the state for more R&D funding.”

– John Justak, President, Advanced Technologies Group

Martin County Airport at Witham Field (KSUA)

Founded in 1928 as Krueger Field, 1942, the airport was leased to the United States Navy as a part of the war effort and later renamed Witham Field after Martin County native Paul “Homer” Witham. Today the airport is a thriving hub for commerce in Martin County and the South Florida region, creating an economic impact of over $784 million annually. 

The on-site U.S. Customs Facility is the first intermodal clearance facility of its kind allowing boaters, pilots, residents, and visitors to conveniently clear U.S. Customs arriving in Martin County via aircraft and marine vessels. 

Annually, one of the nation’s top 10 air shows, as ranked by USA Today 10 Best Readers Choice Awards, the Stuart Air Show produces an awe-inspiring 3-day spectacle and airshow at Witham Field (KSUA) every November.  The airshow and related activities bring thousands to the community and along with it nearly $2.5 million dollars in economic impact.

Click here to view the FDOT Aviation Economic Study for Witham Field and X58 Indiantown Airport.

Notable Aviation/Aerospace Businesses in Martin County:

  • Daher
  • Pursuit Aerospace
  • PAC Seating Systems
  • STS Aviation Group
  • Advanced Technologies Group
  • EB Airfoils
  • ETS Power Group
  • EMC/ RF Labs
  • Level 3 Inspection

Fixed Based Operators (FBO’s)

  • Atlantic Aviation
  • APP

2023 Industry Profiles and Reports

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