Spaceport Overview

Midland Spaceport- Open for Business

  • Co-located at the Midland International Airport with its services and resources
    • World class facilities
      • Modern, spacious terminal
      • On-Site Meeting Rooms
      • Hangar and Tie Down
      • Fuel, Cabin, and Maintenance Services
      • Foreign Trade Zone
  • 9,500 foot runway
  • Established Sub-Orbital Launch and Landing Corridors
  • 40 acres available for ground leases or build to suit options
  • Open areas for flight and energetic testing
    • Access via major scheduled airlines
      • 26 commercial flights daily to 7 major hubs (American, Southwest, United)
  • Close to metropolitan area with wide choice of high quality lodging, restaurants and entertainment

Growing the Aerospace Cluster in West Texas

  • New home to innovative companies
    • XCOR Aerospace 
    • Orbital Outfitters 
    • Strong labor market - engineers / technical workers with transferable skills
    • Wealth of local industrial suppliers
    • Aerospace systems test capability developing in the area
    • Higher education support for aerospace industry
      • Midland College – FAA-approved airframe & powerplant school
      • University of Texas Network
        •  $95M dedicated to aerospace technology research from 2010 - 2012
        • University of Texas Permian Basin – local branch

The Midland Community

  • 155,000 population and growing
  • Best "Smaller Metro Area" for Jobs (Forbes Magazine, 2013)
  • Fastest growing Metropolitan area (2011 - 2012, U.S. Census Bureau)
  • High quality secondary education system
  • High quality medical care - Midland Memorial Hospital
  • Friendly, welcoming, straightforward people
  • Excellent climate for year-round outdoor ground and flight-based test work (mild winter temperatures, low humidity, low precipitation)
  • Favorable regulatory environment
    • Legislation limiting liability of space flight operators
    • Reasonable environmental regulation

Helpful Links

The Midland Development Corporation actively supports new aerospace companies with intent to build the aerospace cluster in west Texas.

The Midland Chamber of Commerce offers many benefits, programs and events for local businesses.

  • Contact the front desk at 432-683-3381 to be directed to the appropriate staff member. 

The Texas Governor’s Office of Aerospace, Aviation, and Defense has a specific interest in developing and promoting aerospace and aviation business in Texas.