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Oklahoma – MRO Capital of the World

Our central location has made us a hub for MRO activity where a strong, skilled workforce rebuilds and repairs aircraft, parts, components, and engines. American Airlines runs the largest single-site commercial aircraft MRO facility in the world at Tulsa International Airport. Oklahoma is also home to Tinker AFB, the largest Department of Defense air depot. Located in Oklahoma City, the Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center is our nation’s hub for FAA and USDOT training, logistics, and aeromedical research and is responsible for training more than 76,000 students annually.

Meet the Oklahoma Team

Oklahoma is committed to helping your company achieve success in our state. The Oklahoma Team offers the highest quality, one-stop professional assistance to make that happen.

Hopper Smith
Hopper Smith, Brigadier General, ARNG (Ret.)
State Director of Aerospace + Defense
Leshia Pearson
Leshia Pearson
Deputy Director, Oklahoma ACES

Find and connect with Oklahoma aerospace and defense companies. Use our free map powered by Sustainment Technologies to locate new customers and suppliers. 

MRO Europe 2022 Partner Directory

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Avtrac

Adam Belusko, Global Head of Sales and Marketing
 
Since 1992, Avtrac has provided global technical support to operators and lessors across the entire asset life cycle. From pre-purchase to end-of-lease redelivery and part-out, our team has engaged in more than 1700 individual aircraft projects on behalf of clients, including British Airways, Allegiant, Aviation Capital Group and a wide range of other well-recognized organizations.

Our core services include project management during induction/return programs, technical data auditing through our in-house records team at London-Gatwick, lease delivery/redelivery programs, and ad-hoc support for maintenance/paint/reconfiguration input. Avtrac is a multi-jurisdictional CAMO offering airworthiness management on both operational and stored aircraft.
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Wall Colmonoy Aerobraze

Brian Martin, Director of Business Development
brianmartin@wallcolmonoy.com
 
Aerobraze is a division of Wall Colmonoy Corporation that manufactures and overhauls aircraft heat exchangers; manufactures and overhauls aircraft exhaust systems; manufactures turbine components; and manufactures and overhauls aircraft components.

MRO Americas 2022 Partner Directory

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Aero Component Repair

Bill Moskwa, CEO and Founder
hyflyer0372@gmail.com
aerocomponentrepair.com 

AERO Component Repair, LLC is a FAA- and EASA-Certified Repair Station with Limited Engines and NDT FAA Part 145 Repair Station rating. From defining and assembling processes to manufacturing and repair, AERO Component Repair can execute the proper repair or method of fabrication within our full machine shop. We serve customers all over the world, providing a great deal of value to customers. We work with you to establish a repair process that will put the part back into service as soon as possible. Welding, brazing, nondestructive testing, flame spraying, shot peening, and hand metalworking are some of the steps used in custom repair and manufacturing processes. 

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AeroCore X, LLC

Chris Dofflemeyer, President and Owner
CD@aerocorex.com
Aerocorex.com

AeroCore X built on equal parts engineer services and repair/manufacturing. We specialize in Aerospace Engineering and MRO services of hydraulic, pneumatic, electrical, and accessory systems for military and commercial aircraft. The company is dedicated to finding engineering solutions through design or repair development of obsolete/non-procurable/DMSS parts, and asset reverse-engineering. As a result, AeroCore X engineers were trusted to redesign several components for the B-2 stealth bomber for the United States Air Force. Our MRO services include heat exchangers, valves, actuators, oil and fuel component repair, electrical harnesses, and numerous other pneumatic and hydraulic accessories.  

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Aircraft Towing Systems World Wide

Vince Howie, CEO/VP
vince.howie@atswwco.com
aircrafttowingsystems.com 

Aircraft Towing Systems (ATS) is fully automatic, utilizing an electric-powered pullcar/tow dolly riding on a monorail in a below-ground channel pulling aircraft from the runway to the gate and back. After the nose gear is driven onto the tow dolly, engines are shut down saving fuel, reducing emissions, decreasing noise, safer taxiing by reducing collisions, and extending aircraft engine and component life. ATS is an advanced ground vehicle technology revolutionizing airside operations for how aircraft move around airports. 

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The Coanda Company, LLC

Hunter Pemberton, Lead Engineer
hunter@thecoandacompany.com
thecoandacompany.com

The Coanda Company, LLC is Oklahoma’s newest Aerospace Engineering and Machining company located in Norman, OK. We are a certified woman owned business and are passionate about the products and services we provide our clients. We are AS9100 and ISO9001 certified. We are able to help our clients with: metal cut parts, manufacturing, design, engineering, and prototyping. We have aerospace engineers on staff and have: water jet, CNC, and various sheet metal fabrication machine capabilities.

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Consolidated Turbine Specialists, LLC a Kratos Company

Johnny “Bump” Grant, VP of MRO
bump@ctsturbines.com
www.ctsturbines.com
www.kratosdefense.com 

Consolidated turbine Specialists, LLC (CTS) is an independent business specializing in the repair and overhaul of Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A, PT6T and PW100 engines. CTS took flight in 2012 and collectively, we have over 290 years of experience in the PT6 turbine engine industry. At our U.S. location in Bristow, Oklahoma, we are certified by the FAA, EASA, DOT and DGCA. Our Canadian located in Langley, British Colombia, is certified by Transport Canada. 

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Critical Components

Tim Frisby, Managing Partner 
Brandon Garcia, Principal
www.ccoandg.com

Critical Components, based in Oklahoma City, manufactures components for the Aerospace, Defense and Space sectors.  Combining our highly skilled manufacturing and project management team with our AS9100D Certified, ITAR registered and DCMA Inspected facilities, Critical Components brings a new level of excellence and value to the Aerospace industry.  Our business model is to provide high tolerance CNC machining, best in class special processes and exacting AS9102 based manufacturing process verifications. Critical Components a WOSB, has the unique ability to provide complete turnkey services to Government and Prime customers, both domestic and foreign.

Dow Aero

Ray Ferreira, Vice President of Business Development 
ray@dowaero.com 
dowaero.com 

A woman-owned aerospace company since 2002, Dow Aero is based in Oklahoma City.  Company operations include design, manufacturing and repair services. Processes include air-stair manufacturing and repair, machining and fabrications, MRO and avionics servicing, and rotable asset management.  Dow Aero is the holder of several STC’s for on-board Air-Stair designs.  

Duncan Machine Products, Inc.

Dana Harwell, Government Contracts Administrator 
dana.harwell@duncanmachineproducts.com 
duncanmachineproducts.com 

Duncan Machine Products, Inc (DMP) is an AS9100 precision subtractive and additive manufacturer. DMP manufacturers single prototypes to high volume production. Multi-components are manufactured and assembled into final assemblies for the customer. Additive Manufacturing utilizes Velo3D Sapphire Printers with IN718, Ti6Al4V, Al-F357, Hastelloy C-22, and Haynes 282 powders. DMP is ITAR registered and HUBZone & Woman-Owned Small Business (WOSB) certified. DMP began in Duncan, Oklahoma, in 2007 and resides on a 15-acre campus which includes over 65,000 sq. ft. of manufacturing space.  

Mint Turbines

Chris Van Denhende, Chief Strategy/Financial Officer 
cvandenhende@mintturbines.com  
mintturbines.com 

Mint Turbines LLC in Stroud, Oklahoma, specializes in the maintenance and repair of aircraft turbine engines. We are an FAA authorized and EASA approved facility for maintenance, repair, test and overhaul of the Honeywell T53 (commercial and military), Pratt & Whitney PT6A and PT6T series and General Electric restricted category T700 series engines. Since 1981, our reputation has been built on superior customer service and support. 

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Southern Machine Works, Inc.

Brad Howard, Vice President of Business Development 
brad.h@southernmach.com 
southernmach.com

SMW is a make-to-print contract CNC machining concern providing components to Aerospace, Defense, Weapons, and Commercial industries for over half a century. We provide precision CNC machining, fabrication, assembly, and welding services in an AS9100D + ISO9001:2015 and ITAR controlled environment. Our central USA location in southern Oklahoma/Greater DFW area provides us with excellent NADCAP qualified sources for secondary platings, and coatings. We offer prototype assistance and excel at high volume production machining. 

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Ardmore Development Authority

Andrea Anderson, Vice President of Economic Development 
aanderson@ardmore.org 
ardmoredevelopment.com 

Ardmore is the place where a passion for aviation meets true Southern hospitality with two airports to meet your needs. The Ardmore Industrial Airpark is home to Ardmore Municipal Airport (KADM), with two runways (9,000’ and 5,400’), a federal contract Air Traffic Control Tower, multiple instrument approaches, and thousands of square feet of apron space. The Airpark is home to cutting-edge aviation companies, Skydweller Aero and Aircraft Towing Systems. 

Nestled neatly on the southern end of Ardmore, the Ardmore Downtown Executive Airport (1F0) boasts a 5,000’ runway, two instrument approaches, a massive apron area, and friendly FBO staff. 

Duncan Area Economic Development Foundation

Lyle L. Roggow, President 
lyle@ok-duncan.com  
www.ok-duncan.com 

Duncan, Oklahoma has traditionally been known for its manufacturing skill-sets in the energy sector. Those skills of CNC Machining and metal forming/fabrication have translated into high quality products. Duncan is home to businesses engaged in pursuing aviation opportunities. These local companies are Valco, Duncan Machine Products, Southern Machine Works, RightWay Manufacturing, and Mowdy Machine. Duncan is located strategically between 5 military bases within a 2-hour drive. Available land and incentives. 

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Greater Oklahoma City

Kim Wilmes, Vice President of Economic Development Programs 
kwilmes@okcchamber.com  
www.GreaterOklahomaCity.com  

The Greater Oklahoma City Partnership is a ten-county regional economic development organization dedicated to the growth and prosperity of central Oklahoma – a region of more than 1.4 million people. Our region is home to a thriving aerospace industry that features more than 290 companies, 43,250 workers and $11.6 billion in goods and services produced annually. 

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Lawton-Fort Sill Economic Development Corporation

Brad Cooksey, President 
brad@lawtonedc.com  
lawtonedc.com

Lawton-Fort Sill, Oklahoma, is located between Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) and Oklahoma City (OKC) with thriving manufacturing, the largest retail hub between the two metroplexes, a large industrial park with rail, and a regional airport. The Lawton-Fort Regional Airport supports commercial, general aviation, and military traffic with an 8,600-foot runway, ILS, ATC, 24-hour fuel, and mechanic services on the field. Lawton has a skilled workforce and welcomes aerospace enterprises in search of a business-friendly environment. We make the transition easy, coordinating services to help businesses with all aspects of relocation, including site selection, fast-track permitting, and relevant incentives. 

Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission

Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission

Grayson Ardies, State Director of Aeronautics 
gardies@oac.ok.gov
oac.ok.gov 

The Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission promotes aviation, which includes ensuring that the needs of commerce and communities across Oklahoma are met by the state’s 108 public airports that comprise the state’s air transportation system and ensuring the growth and vitality of the state’s aerospace industry. 

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Public Service Company of Oklahoma

Garrett Wright, Economic and Business Development Manager 
GMWright@AEP.com 

Janet Smith, Director of Economic Development 
JPSmith1@AEP.com 

psoklahoma.com 

Public Service Company of Oklahoma (PSO) is an operating company within one of the largest electric utilities in the United States, American Electric Power (AEP). PSO delivers safe, reliable power to more than 562,000 customers throughout Oklahoma.  PSO serves over 230 communities in Oklahoma, with a total population of 1.2 million. PSO is a leader in renewable energy, producing thousands of gigawatt hours annually in wind energy and making up approximately 34% of PSO’s energy resources. PSO has a strong commitment to economic development and growth within our communities and works closely with partners on expanding or relocating companies. 

Will Rogers World Airport

Scott Keith, Assistant Director of Airports 
scott.keith@okc.gov 

Jeff Mulder, Director of Airports 
jeffrey.mulder@okc.gov  

flyokc.com 

Will Rogers World Airport – OKC is home to 60 companies with major tenants such as, the FAA’s Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center, AAR Aircraft Services, Field Aerospace, Atlantic Aviation, Skywest Airlines, the Federal Bureau of Prisons Transfer Center, U.S. Customs & Border Protection National Air Training Center, Southwest Airlines Reservation Center, Amazon and Metro Tech Aviation Career Center. With three major runways — two 10,000-ft parallel runways and one 7,800-ft crosswind runway — Will Rogers World Airport can accommodate almost any size aircraft and encompasses Oklahoma City’s Foreign Trade Zone, providing cargo logistics and tariff-related advantages for companies who trade internationally. With its central location just minutes from I-35, I-40 and I-44 there is 400+ acres of airfield access land ready to be developed and offers opportunities for aviation, aviation support, industrial, office and retail businesses. 

MRO Capital of the World

Home to the largest Department of Defense air depot and commercial airline MRO facility in the world. 

1,100+ Aerospace Entities

More than 1,100 aerospace entities operate in the state including manufacturers, MRO, research and development, military and others.

Oklahoma’s Aerospace Clusters

Map of Oklahoma showing clusters of aerospace entities

The more than 1,100 aerospace entities operating in Oklahoma encompass all aspects of the supply chain — manufacturers, MRO, research and development, military and others.

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