Aviation maintenance and support services involve the maintenance, repair & overhaul (MRO) of aircraft. Specific services include engine maintenance, non-engine maintenance, comprehensive airframe maintenance, and line maintenance. Among these services, line maintenance is most typically performed at hub airports. As a result, local growth in aviation support services typically reflects broader air passenger or cargo activity.
Northern Kentucky has 13 four-year colleges and universities located within a 45-minute commute serving as hubs of innovation. Business leaders cite the talent –dedication, education, and training combined with a willingness to learn– as a major asset for NKY. SmartAsset named the Cincinnati region as the #1 city for new college grads in 2022, the fourth year in the top spot. The talent pipeline features over 6,000 engineering graduates per year within 100 miles and rapidly growing manufacturing technician programs at Gateway Community & Technical College.