america's aerospace future needs michigan

advancing innovation

University of Michigan Space Institute
is a world leader in space technology.

Multiple Michigan research universities
engaged in public and private aerospace programs.

LIFT & IACMI
conducting classified heat
signature work.

From enormous to highly specialized tooling,
Michigan’s capacity and expertise give American aerospace industrial might.

Michigan suppliers bring a value-added mindset
to deliver more turn-key, ready-to-go parts that propel customer efficiency and capacity.

Advancing metal-additive manufacturing (3D)
from prototyping to high-volume production.

Unique cluster of companies and universities
advancing lightweight material development.

One of America’s top performing states
for public R&D expenditures. (NSF reporting)

energizing core aerospace sectors

commercial

Primes are demanding higher quality products to meet AS9100 standards.

Michigan is the fastest-growing state in AS9100 certifications.

satellite & space

This aerospace sector needs an ecosystem of the most innovative engineers, advanced manufacturers and a reliable supply base in order to grow.

Michigan has the most engineers per capita of any state and a powerful ecosystem of advanced manufacturers and suppliers.

dod

$94 billion+ to prioritize innovation in aerospace, autonomy, artificial intelligence, hypersonics and emerging technologies.

Michigan is the third-highest-ranking DoD supplier in America.

air mobility

The Urban Air Mobility (UAM) market is projected to grow from $2.6 billion to $9.1 billion by 2030.

Michigan is in full-scale prototype stages for electric vertical takeoff and landing tilt-wing vehicles.

michigan aerospace

sustaining a powerful talent pipeline

Michigan is dedicated to K-12 STEM, with programs that prepare students for next-gen systems spanning the entire state.

Michigan is a national leader in student robotics and enjoys a steady stream of young science and technology talent entering colleges and the workforce every year.

University and corporate collaborative programs in aerospace cultivate top-level engineers and scientists for successful Michigan aerospace careers.