Illustration/Design: Dennard, Lacey & Associates INDUSTRY SPOTLIGHTS Education Largely because of DFW International Airport, one of the aviation industry’s largest hubs, as well as multiple general aviation airports -- not to mention its central location -North Texas has more and more companies wanting to relocate to the growing Metroplex area. DFW Airport ranks third in passenger traffic and 11th in freight, and American Airlines is headquartered at DFW. Dallas Love Field Airport is headquarters to Southwest Airlines and provides passenger 62 www.ntc-dfw.org Winter/Spring 2015 and cargo services throughout the U.S. and Caribbean. Fort Worth Alliance Airport is the country’s first airport designed to support industrial operations, including FedEx, UPS and 56 other carriers. And, many aircraft and aircraft equipment manufacturers are also based in North Texas -- Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company, Bell Helicopter, Eurocopter, Vought, Aviall, Labinal and Boeing all have operations in the area. Fortunately, they all have the space to grow.