Nationally in Labor Participation
3 Aug 2019
Kansas has a proud history as an aerospace manufacturing leader. Some of the industry's earliest pioneers, including Clyde Cessna and Walter Beech, made Kansas their home.
During the 1940's, Boeing's B-29 Superfortresses rolled off Wichita's assembly lines. In 1954, Wichita began producing the iconic B-52 bombers, aircraft that are still in service today.
More than 106 years since the first plane was built in Kansas, the state remains a vibrant hub for aviation manufacturing. Manufacturers in the state leverage low operating costs, a skilled workforce and world-class research institutions to build some of the most iconic planes in the world.