Economic Opportunities

Aerospace Careers and Employers

The Plattsburgh-Lake Champlain Region offers an array of opportunities for jobseekers interested in careers in aerospace. The North Country features state-of-the-art aerospace and testing facilities, industrial turbine services and aviation technology programs, which provide a variety of jobs and professional training for people of all skill levels.

The addition of Laurentian Aerospace, a state-of-the-art maintenance repair and overhaul (MRO) facility for wide-body aircraft at the Plattsburgh International Airport- will be a major boon to the region. With an anticipated opening in 2013, Laurentian Aerospace will provide up to 900 new Plattsburgh jobs and create a variety of aerospace careers in New York State.

Plattsburgh is also home to impressive facilities at Plattsburgh International Airport and benefits from its close proximity to Montreal-one of the world's top aerospace centers.

Aviation is a dynamic and rapidly changing field. For those interested in pursuing a career in aerospace, the Plattsburgh Aeronautical Institute offers programs in highly technical specialty areas and provides opportunities to work on the important systems that make up today's complex aircraft.

The North Country already hosts employers such as Exelon, Bombardier, Pratt & Whitney/Wood Group and air operations for Homeland Security and encourages the development of various aerospace, aircraft maintenance, air cargo and other aviation-related activities.

Read about Laurentian Aerospace's financing update and plans to open their new state-of-the-art aerospace maintenance facility in Plattsburgh in 2013!


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