Prime location with direct access to ‘polar orbits’, diverse transportation infrastructure, skilled workforce, combined with first-class R&D centers make Maine an excellent match for a growing number of private enterprises.

A Key Link in the Supply Chain

Recognized for quality in precision manufacturing

 

  • Maine companies are manufacturing a wide array of products for the aerospace industry, including thermal insulation, hydraulic sensors, and landing systems.
  • Pratt & Whitney’s plant in North Berwick, Maine, has one of the highest quality outputs of the company’s entire worldwide operations.
  • Housed at the Manufacturers Association of Maine, the Maine Aerospace Alliance has more than 40 member companies.

Sample Aerospace Companies in Maine








Brunswick Landing – Maine’s Center for Innovation

Brunswick Landing: Maine's Center for Innovation

Maine’s Center for Innovation is a progressive and innovative location for aviation and aerospace companies. The former Naval Air Station Brunswick, now known as Brunswick Landing and the Topsham Commerce Park have more than 130 companies on the 3,300-acre camp;us.  Nearly 30% of them are engaged in some form of manufacturing, more than 40% are new to the state and are in one of the tech hub’s target sectors – aerospace, biotech/biomed, composites, cleantech/renewable energy or IT. The campus has a CNC machining center, welding shop, 3D printers, as well as environmentally-controlled composites layup room, curing ovens, and paint booth designed to aviation standards.

Brunswick Landing is also home to Brunswick Executive Airport (BMX), a general aviation facility, and to TechPlace, a technology incubator for manufacturers that offers shared shops, office space, and manufacturing space to start-up and early-stage companies.



Education and Training

COMMUNITY COLLEGES
York County Community College
Precision Machining Technology
Southern Maine Community College
Composite Technology
Integrated Manufacturing Technology with focus on Precision Manufacturing

Northern Maine Community College
Electrical Construction & Maintenance
Machine Tool Technology
Precision Metals Manufacturing
Welding & Metal Fabrication

Central Maine Community College
Electromechanical Technology
Precision Machining Technology

Eastern Maine Community College
Electrical & Automation Technology
Welding Technology

Kennebec Valley Community College
Applied Electronics and Computer Technology
Electrical Technology
Precision Machining Technology

Washington County Community College
Welding Technology

University of Maine

At the flagship campus in Orono, Mechanical Engineering students may obtain a concentration in Aerospace Engineering, while graduate students already holding a degree in mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, or a closely related discipline, may earn an Aerospace Engineering Graduate Certificate. The Augusta campus offers a Bachelor of Science in Aviation program in collaboration with Maine Instrument Flight allows students to obtain a bachelor’s degree in aviation as well as obtain their commercial pilot certificate, instrument & multi-engine ratings, and become a flight instructor.