A Century of Know-How

For more than a century Washington State has been at the center of the aviation and space industry. From our humble beginnings in 1909 to our role as the global leader in aerospace today, our 131,000+ aerospace workers and more than 1,200 aerospace firms have been responsible for many of the innovations and advances that have taken us from the rickety biplanes of a bygone era to spacecraft that are exploring the origins of the universe.


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