Market Report: The Aviation and Aerospace Industry in Maine
Brunswick Landing: Maine’s Center for Innovation is a progressive and innovative location for your aviation or aerospace company. The aviation complex, now known as Brunswick Executive Airport (BXM), is part of a broader high-tech business campus that includes the expansion of the advanced composites cluster in midcoast Maine, the Maine Advanced Technology Education Center (MATEC), and the Brunswick Renewable Energy Center.
The assets at Brunswick Landing can meet the needs of the aviation and aerospace industry with ample hangar space, maintenance facilities and professionally appointed administrative offices. Not only are the facilities state-of-the-art, the region has a highly skilled and dedicated workforce and a healthy supply of affordable housing – much of which was constructed within the last five years.
Maine’s New Supportive Tax Structure
Businesses looking to expand to Maine will be happy to learn that, as of July 1, 2011, Maine no longer imposes a sales and use tax on aircraft purchases and parts! The repeal of the sales and use tax makes Maine more competitive in the aviation industry. Isn’t it time to consider Maine and Brunswick Landing as an excellent location for your aviation related business.
Maine Aircraft Statistics
Did you know?
- 22% of all general aviation aircraft in the United States is within 500 miles of Brunswick Landing.
- 52% of all general aviation aircraft in Canada is within 500 miles of Brunswick Landing.
|Aircraft Licensed within 500 miles of Brunswick, ME in U.S.A.|
|Total within 500 miles of Brunswick (U.S.)||49 ,767|
|Aircraft Licensed within 500 miles of Brunswick, ME in Canada|
|Province or Region||Number of Aircraft|
|Martimes (Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prnce Edward Island||1,495|
|Total Aircraft within 500 miles of Brunswick (U.S. and Canada||68,958|
Source: FAA Database, Total Registered Aircraft in the U.S.
Workforce and Labor Pool for Aviation Technicians in Maine
|Occupational Title||Employment (50-mile radius)||Statewide Employment||Median Wage|
|Electric Motor, Power Tool, and Related Repairers||50||70||$45,800|
|Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians||50||160||$44,100|
|Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics||1,950||3180||$35,600|
|Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists||1,000||1740||$37,000|
|Farm Equipment Mechanics||40||90||$30,500|
|Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers||940||1580||$43,400|
|Industrial Machinery Mechanics||510||1,200||$50,400|
|Maintenance Workers, Machinery||90||190||$30,100|
|Medical Equipment Repairers||130||160||$44,800|
|Maintenance and Repair Workers, General||2,910||4870||$35,800|
|Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators||220||480||$43,600|
|Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders||100||270||$34,200|
|Total Skilled Workers||8,280||14,430|
Source: Maine Dept. of Labor
Brunswick Executive Airport Assets
Ground Support Equipment Building #86 (1992)
Size: 31,980 Sq. Ft. (2,971.04 Sq. Mt.); 246’ x 130’ x 38’ (74.98mX39.62mX11.58m)
Past use by the Navy: Service shop for ground service equipment. Service bays, de-icing bays, service shops, administrative office, paint booth, blast room, wash bays. Accessible only by the airfield and located within the flight line.
Hangar 5 (1982)
Size: 163,454 Sq. Ft. (15,186 Sq. Mt.), 866’ x 194’ x 57’ (263.96mX59.13mX17.37m)
Door height: 44 feet (13.41m)
Past use by the Navy: Hangar 5 contains seven bays used for aircraft maintenance. Support and administration (for up to 850 people) in two wings with three hangars each. One shared corrosion control bay, staff support, locker rooms, training rooms, maintenance shops. Maintenance shops are located on the ground floor with administrative space located on the second floor.
Hangar 6 (2005)
Size: 166,335 Sq. Ft. (15,453 Sq. Mt.), 870’ x 205’ x 97’ (265.96mX62.48mX29.57m
Door height: 47 feet (14.33m)
Past use by the Navy: Hangar 6 is the newest of the base’s hangar facilities, having opened in January 2005 and contains six aircraft bays capable of handling both the existing P-3 aircraft as well as the new B-737-800 MMA aircraft, fully equipped maintenance shops and administration space.
Operations/Control Tower Building #200 (1954/Improved 1985)
Size: 22,409 Sq. Ft. (2,081.86 Sq. Mt.), 203’ x 77’ x 62’ (61.87mX23.47mX18.90m)
Past use by the Navy: Air operations, Administrative offices, terminal reception area and storage areas.Located at the north end of the complex, the facility contains a former air traffic control tower and a passenger terminal area. Fire rescue adjacent to Building #200.
Two 8,000 foot (2,438 meters) runways, 200 feet (60.96 meters) wide, with over 103 acres of taxiways and apron space. The condition of the runways has been rated excellent. The runways at BXM are long and wide enough to accommodate most civilian aircraft. Airforce 1 has landed here several times.