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.
State Total Aircraft
Maine 1,815
New Hampshire 1,975
Vermont 873
Massachusetts 4,165
Connecticut 3,047
Rhode Island 475
New York 8,771
Delaware 12,968
Pennsylvania 8,067
Maryland 3,217
New Jersey 4,394
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
Ontario 10,588
Quebec 7,108
Martimes (Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prnce Edward Island 1,495
Total Canada 19,191
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
Motorboat Mechanics 290 440 $37,300
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

Key features of the Aviation Complex

The 324 hectare (500 acres) aviation facility is made up of:

  • Two 8,000 foot runways
  • 500,000 square feet of hangar space
  • Over 103 acres of runways and aircraft parking, apron space
  • Advanced glycol recovery de-icing system exceeding EPA and FAA standards
  • Jet engine test and maintenance facilities
  • Ground support equipment maintenance facilities
  • Instrument Approaches fully compatible with
  • FAA standards – ILS (Mk 20A) and GPS (RNAV/LPV)
  • Second closest airport in the U.S. to Europe (only a five-hour flight)


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.