Astronautics is proud to be a Wisconsin-based company that supports all major aerospace manufacturers and suppliers
MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN, September 13, 2016 – Astronautics Corporation of America joins companies across the United States in celebrating National Aerospace Week—September 12 through 16, 2016—in recognition of the large contribution America’s aerospace and defense industry makes to the country’s success and security.
Astronautics, headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is proud of its 57 years as a leading aerospace manufacturer. Focused on technology innovation with tailored solutions, Astronautics provides equipment to all major aircraft manufacturers worldwide, the U.S. government, over 85 airlines, and 90 percent of the world’s defense and security forces.
The company is currently taking a leadership role in the exploration of a future Center of Excellence for Integrated Aerospace and Defense Technologies that will focus on aerospace cybersecurity systems and solutions. Planned to be located on Astronautics’ Milwaukee campus, the center would be the first independent facility of its kind in the nation.
“The U.S. is a global leader in aircraft manufacturing. The aerospace industry’s highly educated and skilled workforce routinely takes on tough challenges and earns some of the highest average wages of any industry,” said President of Astronautics Chad Cundiff. “Astronautics’ talented employees provide leading-edge solutions to customers around the world that make air travel safer and more efficient, allow us to explore the universe, and enable the defense of freedom worldwide.”
In 2010, the Senate and House of Representatives passed resolutions to name the third week of September as National Aerospace Week. The U.S. aerospace industry is a leader in innovative technologies, directly employs about one million people, supports 2.53 million jobs, and generates more foreign trade surplus than any other manufacturing sector. Aerospace and defense provides the economy with over $120 billion in export sales and $72 billion in foreign trade surplus.
There are over 200 aerospace and aviation-related companies in the state of Wisconsin, employing over 7,000 people and annually generating $1.6 million in revenue, $445.7 million in exports, and $240.1 million in imports. In 2013 alone, 3,600 academic degrees related to aerospace were awarded from Wisconsin colleges and universities.
About Astronautics Corporation of America
Astronautics Corporation of America, headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is a global leader in the design, development and manufacture of avionics equipment and systems for the commercial and military aerospace industry. Key product areas include electronic primary flight displays, engine displays, mission computers, electronic flight bags and certified servers for airborne applications. Services include system integration and custom software for critical applications. Since its founding in 1959, Astronautics has been providing tailored engineering solutions to help clients achieve mission success.