Aerospace Companies in Northern Virginia

Innovative companies soar to new levels of success in Fairfax County.

Fairfax County is home to some of the biggest names in the defense and aerospace industry, with key companies in systems engineering, cybersecurity and homeland security. The region’s proximity to the Pentagon and other government agencies gives companies access to leading customers, federal regulators and a network of business partners.

Fairfax County also offers companies a competitive workforce, including a large pool of candidates with security clearances and an abundance of former military personnel. Each year, more federal procurement dollars are awarded to companies in Fairfax County than any other locality in the nation, including billions of dollars in defense-related contracts.

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David Kelley, Director, National Business Investment

David Kelley

Director, National Business Investment

Rankings & Facts


of U.S. federal contract award dollars go to companies in Fairfax County


FY 20 contracts awarded to Fairfax County companies


Fortune 500 defense and aerospace firms operate in Fairfax County


of the top 100 global defense companies operate in Fairfax County | Defense News


workers employed in computer and mathematical occupations and architecture and engineering occupations.

Top players driving innovation in Fairfax County

What the Data Says

Aerospace Engineers and Technicians

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics, 2020