The Washington Aerospace Partnership

is a collaboration of business, labor and government leaders working together to ensure Washington State continues to be a thriving global leader in aerospace excellence.

Current Priorities

Since 2009, the Washington Aerospace Partnership has been working to protect and grow the aerospace industry in Washington. Now with the future of commercial airplane production in the state secure for decades to come, we are turning our focus to support emerging segments of the industry, such as commercial space exploration, unmanned systems and aviation biofuels. At the same time, we will reflect on the incredible benefits The Boeing Company has brought to our communities over the past 100 years by coordinating a statewide celebration of the company’s centennial.

Success Stories

In recent years, the Washington Aerospace Partnership has been instrumental in ensuring the future of commercial airplane production in Washington State. We worked at the grass roots level to help Boeing secure the US Air Force’s aerial refueling tanker contract. We helped make the case why the 737 MAX and the 777X, as well as its revolutionary carbon-fiber wings, must be produced in Washington.

Boeing Centennial Events


The Boeing Centennial Exhibit

Presenting the world’s largest and most important display of Boeing planes and artifacts! Recognizing The Boeing Company’s 2016 centenn…


Museum of Flight Aviation Pavilion Grand Opening Weekend

The Museum celebrates the opening of its new, 3-acre Aviation Pavilion June 25-26. The grand opening weekend for the $23.8 million roofed outdoor g…

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  • We have secured thousands of aerospace jobs with the commitment from The Boeing Company to build its next generation jetliner (the 777X) here, in Washington State, by the best workers in the world. This new airplane holds tremendous promise for us. Building it here means Boeing will continue to invest hundreds of millions of dollars to expand and improve its facilities and employ tens of thousands of people in our state for decades to come.

    — Governor Jay Inslee

  • Not only is this about maintaining the thousands of jobs who are already working on the 777 program in Everett and in the supply chain spread out across the state, designing and assembling the next generation of Boeing's twin-aisle, twin-engine workhorse in Washington will mean that our engineers and machinists are on the cutting edge of the commercial aviation industry for decades to come.

    — Bob Drewel, Washington Aerospace Partnership

  • Puget Sound is really emerging as a hub for space entrepreneurs and new technologies.

    — Rob Meyerson, President, Blue Origin

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