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.
There are 22 four-year colleges/universities and 11 community and technical colleges located within a 75-mile commute of Northern Kentucky. 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 4,700 engineering graduates per year within a 75-minute drive of NKY and rapidly growing manufacturing technician programs at Gateway Community & Technical College.