San Diego, California

Departments - Gaining Altitude

The region is part of a much larger aerospace ecosystem that encompasses eight Southern California counties.

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March 6, 2017

Key companies

  • Cobham
  • Cubic Corp.
  • General Atomics
  • GKN Aerospace
  • Honeywell
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Northrop Grumman
  • UTC Aerospace Systems

Expertise

  • Unmanned aerial systems
  • Commercial satellites
  • Guided missiles, propulsion units
  • Aircraft engines, parts
  • Search, detection, navigation instruments
  • Airborne sensors

SoCal

85,500 employees

$39.9 billion aerospace output (2014)

San Diego County

67% growth in employment, 2004 to 2014

12,040 employees

AREA colleges, universities offering aerospace degrees, certificates

  • San Diego City College
  • San Diego Miramar College
  • National University
  • Point Loma Nazarene University
  • San Diego State University
  • University of California, San Diego
  • University of San Diego

Future job growth

  • Production
    • Inspectors
    • Assemblers
    • Machinists
    • Technicians
  • Engineering

Sources: www.sandiegobusiness.org/industry/aerospace