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Top Reasons Your Company Should Locate Your Next Aerospace Facility in Evergy's Region


150+ Aerospace Companies in Evergy’s Territory

Few spots in the world, let alone the USA, can match Evergy’s territory for its aerospace industry cluster.  Did you know more than half of the world’s general aviation light aircraft and business jets are manufactured in our territory in Wichita?

Evergy’s territory is home to 150+ aerospace companies classified in one of these 3 industrial codes:


    Click here for a full list of all the aerospace companies in our territory

    Where is Our Territory?

    Aerospace Service Territory

    A Sampling of Aerospace Manufacturing Facilities in Our Territory
    Spirit Aerosystems
    • Spirit AeroSystems, headquartered in Wichita, is the world's largest first-tier aerostructures manufacturer and the largest supplier to both Boeing and Airbus. The company builds several important pieces of Boeing aircraft, including the fuselage of the 737, portions of the 787 fuselage, and the cockpit section of the fuselage of nearly all of its airliners.  Spirit also  produces fuselage sections and front wing spars for the Airbus A350.  Spirit employs more than 12,000 people in Wichita.
    Textron Aviation
    • Textron Aviation has multiple manufacturing facilities in our territory. Textron employs more  than 9,000 people in Wichita manufacturing Cessna and Beechcraft airplanes.  In Independence, Kansas, Textron assembles, paints, and installs interiors and delivers seven single-engine piston aircraft models — 172R Skyhawk, 172S Skyhawk SP, 182T Skylane, T182T Turbo Skylane, 206H Stationair, T206H Turbo Stationair and the Corvalis TTX — as well as the Citation Mustang entry-level business jet. Additionally, Independence employees provide Garmin G1000 avionics pilot training and manufacture small parts for propeller aircraft and for some business jets that are built at Cessna's headquarters in Wichita.
      Click here to learn about Textron’s opportunity to expand in Wichita
    • Triumph has 2 manufacturing facilities in our territory where they produce landing gear structure and assemblies, seat/cargo tracks, floor beams, thrust reverser beams, stringer end fittings, wing attach fittings, installation brackets, hinge arm assemblies and engine inlet assemblies.  The 2 facilities are located in Wichita and Edgerton, Kansas.
      Click here to learn more about Triumph.

    Airbus Engineering

    A Sampling of Aerospace MROs in Our Territory

    Textron Aviation
    • Textron Aviation’ Wichita Service Center performs aircraft maintenance, service and modifications for Citation, King Air, and Hawker aircraft employing more than 700 people.
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    Hawker Beechcraft
    • Hawker Beechcraft Services (HBS) in Wichita is an FAA-certified, full-service MRO focusing on maintenance and avionics installations, modifications and repair, custom interior modifications and exterior paint for all Hawker and Beechcraft products.
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    Aviation Technical services
    • Aviation Technical Services based in Kansas City services narrow body and widebody aircraft for our commercial, cargo and military customers in over 607,000 sq. ft.  They perform repairs on a variety of Boeing and Airbus aircraft and are capable of supporting both young and aging aircraft.  Their capabilities include heavy maintenance (up to a D check), interior and exterior modifications, transitions, avionics, fleet integration, engineering services, and Ground support.
      Click here to read the announcement from 2013 with Aviation Technical Services chose to put a facility in Kansas City.
    PAS Technologies
    • PAS Technologies, headquartered in Kansas City’s capabilities include D-Gun / Super D-Gun, Thermal Spray (HVOF, APS), Welding (TIG, EB), Hot Form / Vacuum Heat Treat, Grinding, CNC Milling, Turning, Drilling, Inspection (CMM, NDT).  The company has experience working on engines such as the PW4000, LM2500, F117, F110, F100, F414, V2500 and CFM56.
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    A Sampling of Avionics Suppliers in Our Territory
    Honeywell Aerospace

    Skilled Labor: Number of People Employed in Aerospace/Defense in Our Region:

    Our region enjoys an abundant, highly skilled workforce as evidenced from the following aerospace, aviation, and defense jobs numbers for the year 2018:

    • 22,000+ people employed in Aircraft Manufacturing
    • 7,915 people employed in Aircraft Structure, Surfaces, Rigging, and Systems Assembly
    • 7,500 people employed in Aircraft Parts and Auxiliary Equipment Manufacturing
    • 3,146 employed as Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians
    • 2,511 employed as Aerospace Engineers
    • 1,011 employed as Avionics Technicians
    • 755 people employed in Aircraft Engine and Engine Parts Manufacturing
    And, Our Aerospace Jobs Are Growing, Growth in the Last 5 Years:
    • 10% growth in people employed as Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians
    • 6% growth in people employed in Aircraft Parts and Auxiliary Equipment Manufacturing
    • 4% growth in people employed as Aerospace Engineers and Operations Technicians

    Aerospace Education, Research & Development in Our Region:
    • Since 1985, National Institute for Aviation Research (NIAR) at Wichita State University (WSU) has made a name for itself as the most capable university-based aviation research center in the U.S., providing research, design, testing, certification and training to the aviation manufacturing industry, government agencies and other clients that can benefit from our services. With 320,000 sq. ft. of research and office space, NIAR is home to several labs, including: Advanced Coatings, Aging Aircraft, CAD/CAM, Composites & Advanced Materials, Computational Mechanics, Crash Dynamics, Environmental Test, Full-Scale Structural Test, Mechanical Test, Metrology, Nondestructive Test, Virtual Reality and the Walter H. Beech Wind Tunnel. As a department of WSU, NIAR operates on a non-profit budget that has steadily increased to more than $46 million in 2013. NIAR is also home to the FAA Center of Excellence for Composites and Advanced Materials (CECAM) and the National Center for Advanced Materials Performance (NCAMP), which is funded through the FAA and Air Force Research Laboratory. Our clients include Boeing, Bombardier Learjet, Cessna, Beechcraft and Spirit Aerosystems.
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    National Center for Aviation Training (NCAT)
    • Managed by Wichita State University Tech, the National Center for Aviation Training (NCAT) is the world’s premier facility for the development of a skilled aviation manufacturing workforce.
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    Aviation Institute of Maintenance
    • The Aviation Institute of Maintenance located in Kansas City offers Aircraft Mechanic programs which prepares students for the Airframe and Powerplant Technician certificate.
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    Kansas State University
    • Kansas State University’s College of Technology and Aviation offers both associate and bachelor’s degrees in aviation maintenance and professional pilot, and an associate degree in avionics.
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    University of Kansas
    • The University of Kansas offers both undergraduate and graduate programs in Aerospace Engineering.
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    Military Air Bases:

    Our territory has 3 air related military bases:

    Our Electric Power Advantages

    Evergy services more than 1.6 million customers in 92 northwestern Missouri and Kansas counties. We have over 13,000 megawatts of efficient generation assets in operation.

    Evergy’s diverse energy mix results in affordable, reliable electricity generation. Like many utility companies around the country, we depend on coal as a price-stable way to generate the electricity needed to supply our customers 24 hours a day. We supplement with power generated from other sources, including natural gas, fuel oil, wind, solar, nuclear, biogas and hydro. The result: a balanced portfolio that is responsive to fuel prices, environmental concerns, regulatory initiatives and other factors.

    Renewable energy is part of our current mix and will continue to be considered in our future capacity additions We continually explore ways to broaden our sustainable strategy and comply with renewable energy mandates.

    Our rates for auto industry manufacturers benefit from that industry’s typical multi-shift operations which reduces the cost per kWh. In addition, auto industry suppliers benefit from cost-saving tariffs that will provide a reduced rate for a five-year period.

    Intermodal Transportation Infrastructure

    We have access to numerous interstates and all 5 Class I railroads.Auto, Interstates, Rail

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