Oklahoma is one of only 7 global aerospace hubs, and home to the largest military and commercial aircraft Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul (MRO) operations in the United States.
Oklahoma City is home to Tinker Air Force Base, the largest MRO facility for the U.S. Department of Defense and the American Airlines maintenance center in Tulsa is the largest commercial MRO in the world.
Tinker Air Force Base alone has an economic impact of $2.79 billion annually and the American Airlines facility in Tulsa has an operating budget of $900 million per year.
There are more than 500 aerospace companies currently operating in Oklahoma, and a good portion of their revenues come from Oklahoma's growing MRO industry. With an existing pool of skilled labor and a system that delivers a pipeline of well-trained workers, Oklahoma's reputation as the MRO hub of the United States, continues to gain momentum.