One of the world’s busiest hubs for domestic and international air travelers and cargo, Miami International Airport (MIA) has more flights to Latin America and the Caribbean than any other U.S. airport, as well as direct connections to Canada, Mexico, Europe and the Middle East. MIA is served by a network of more than 300 freight forwarders and customs brokers, and supported by a one-stop Cargo Clearance Center with 24-hour service.

Miami-Dade County has attracted leading MRO (maintenance, repair and operations) providers from around the world, as well as companies offering aviation-related services, such as flight simulators and pilot training. To take just one example, Boeing Flight Services recently expanded operations and now Miami-Dade County is the largest flight training facility in their global network.

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Top Employers in Aviation

  • AAR Aircraft Maintenance
  • AeroThrust Corporation
  • Airbus Americas Training Center
  • American Airlines
  • ATR North America
  • Barfield Inc. (Air France Industries/KLM)
  • KLX Aerospace Solutions
  • Boeing Flight Services
  • International Air Transport Association
  • LATAM Airlines Group


Fernando Poitevin, COO, LAN Cargo, outlines the advantages of a Miami-Dade location.

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The Beacon Council in partnership with the Miami-Dade Aviation Department will promote Miami-Dade County's Aviation Industry assets at the MRO Americas 2015 Conference that will be held at the Miami Beach Convention Center April 14-16, 2015.

Please visit our booth (#2211) to learn about opportunities for doing business in Miami-Dade County.

What Industry Leaders Are Saying

“Miami has always been an important Boeing training campus and the largest campus in our global network. Miami’s location at the crossroads of the Americas offers tremendous advantages as a preferred location for airlines based in Latin America, Canada and the United States."

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