Centrally located within the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area, Arlington is at the center of the region’s aerospace cluster. Minutes from DFW International Airport and home to the region’s corporate airport of choice, Arlington is surrounded by the state’s highest concentration of aerospace manufacturing workers, the headquarters of two major airlines, and operations of major aircraft manufacturers, including Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Raytheon, and Bell Helicopter.
L-3 Communications, a leader in the aircraft simulation and training industry; Progressive, a global player in the aerospace industry; and Triumph Aerostructures-Vought Aircraft Division, a leading global manufacturer, represent just a few of the key aerospace companies taking advantage of Arlington’s workforce and educational strengths.
“To succeed, a company has to grow and that’s exactly what we have been able to achieve by having our headquarters in Arlington, Texas,” says Lenny Genna, president of L-3 Link Simulation & Training. In 2015, “we added capability in Arlington with a new 27,000-square-foot facility where we’re building flight simulators. We benefit by having a close working relationship with UT at Arlington, which serves as a source of qualified new workers and as an educational resource that allows our employees to gain advanced degrees.”