Aviation & Aerospace Manufacturing
Clayton County is home to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, the world’s busiest passenger airport and the world’s second largest airline, Delta Airlines. The airport generates over 60,000 direct and indirect employees ranging from support services, technical operations, ground equipment manufacturers, food production and aviation security, and many of these companies call Clayton County home. As the largest private employer in Clayton County with over 6,000 employees, Delta Tech Ops provide full-service aviation maintenance and service to Delta and its fleet of more than 750 aircraft. In addition, they provide complete maintenance for more than 150 other operators.
1. The $1.2 billion Maynard H Jackson International Terminal, which opened in 2013, added as many as 1,700 jobs within airlines, concessions, parking, federal agencies, city contractors and other organizations.
2. More than 50 aviation & aerospace firms operate in Clayton County, including Airport Service International Group (ASIG) in the Mountain View area.
3. Did you know that Hartsfield-Jackson’s new $44 million control tower, located in Clayton County, is 398 feet high, making it the tallest air traffic control tower in North America?