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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, Brigadier General, ARNG (Ret.)
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 2023 Partner Directory



Adam Belusko, Global Head of Sales and Marketing
Avtrac, has been providing leading technical asset management services on behalf of leasing companies and investors since 1992. We would be very keen to discuss how we might bring value to your asset management activities through our expert service offerings and unmatched experience.

Routine Aircraft Mid-Lease Conformity Survey
Pre-Purchase Due Diligence Survey
Pre-Lease Return Survey
Aircraft Lease End Redelivery – Physical Aircraft EOL Maintenance Input Representation
Aircraft Lease End Redelivery – Aircraft Records Audit
Aircraft Repossession / Early Lease Termination
UK / IOM / 2-Reg / Aruba Approved CAMO Organization
Aircraft Import / Export Technical & Airworthiness

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Dennis GlascoCOO
DuraCoatings is an FAA Part 145 Repair Station with EASA certification and can supply a dual release 8130-3 Airworthiness Tag. We have also obtained a DD-2345 form. Our processes include Hard Chrome Plating, HVOF and Plasma spray, Sulfamate Nickel, LE Cadmium, NDT, Shot peen, OD /ID Honing, Large gap bed grinding, polishing and more. We can handle a wide variety of components from platforms like Boeing (737-787), C130, Embraer, CRJ, KC135 and more. We strive to deliver the best quality, competitive pricing, quick TAT and exceptional customer service.
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Wall Colmonoy Aerobraze OKC

Brian Martin, Director of Business Development
Aerobraze OKC is a division of Wall Colmonoy Corporation that manufactures and overhauls aircraft heat exchangers, manufactures and overhauls aircraft exhaust systems, and manufactures and overhauls aircraft components.

MRO Americas 2023 Partner Directory

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AeroCore X, LLC

Chris Dofflemeyer, President

AeroCore X is an engineering services and aviation repair company. The company is centrally located in Del City, Oklahoma, next to Tinker Air Force Base. AeroCore X has over 25 years of military and commercial aerospace experience, along with partnerships with engineering design companies and repair stations across the United States. The company’s capabilities include the design, build, and service of highly complex mechanical, electrical, hydraulic, pneumatic, and power systems. The company also offers welding and testing services to include 3 air test cells, one liquid to air test cell, hydraulic and fuel testing.

Astra Manufacturing Solutions

Donna Ridley, Technical Sales Engineer

Astra Manufacturing Solutions believes in challenging the status quo and breaking barriers in production operations. The company provides complex machined parts for even the most demanding of operations — reaching new heights and capabilities for its customers.

Astra is able to manufacture with exotic metals and offers certified Turning, Milling and EDM Machinery. Along with multiple-market reach supported by a quality management system and certifications.



Adam Belusko, Global Head of Sales

Since 1992, Avtrac has provided expert technical services, records compilation, and project management support to operators and lessors around the world. As a multi-jurisdictional CAMO, the team has experience working all major commercial aircraft types. 

Avtrac has engaged on more than 1,600 commercial aircraft including:

  • 350+ Aircraft Transitions – Deliveries/Redeliveries 
  • 650+ Pre-purchase/Lease Due Diligence Surveys 
  • More than 50 aircraft transitioned in 2020 

Project management on behalf of the company’s clients include fleet transition management, in-service airworthiness support, engine shop visit oversight, and more. To learn more, visit www.avtraccompanies.com.

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De-Comp Composites, Inc.

Jim Simpson, Quality / Sales Manager

In business for more than 35 years, De-Comp Composites, Inc. is a rapidly growing distributor of all types of composite manufacturing support materials from several major manufactures. Products include but are not limited to Vacuum Bag Films, Release Films and Fabrics, Sealant Tapes, Adhesive Tapes, Autoclave valves and hoses, Tooling Support Structures and Resins. The company is a veteran-owned, SBA business located in Central Oklahoma. We are also an ISO-9001:2015 Certified Company.

Dow Aero, LLC

Ray Ferreira, Senior Vice President

A woman-owned aerospace company since 2002, Dow Aero is based in Oklahoma City. Company operations include design, manufacturing and repair services. Processes include Airstair 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 Airstair designs.

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Mint Turbines

Phil Cusolito, Western US Manager

For over 40 years, Mint Turbines has been an industry-leading, FAA/EASA Certified Part 145 Repair Station offering full-service gas turbine engine Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) services and support to operators worldwide. The company’s team, possesses an average 20 years’ individual experience, making Mint Turbines one of the most trusted and qualified choices to maintain, service and support all  PT6A, PT6T, T53 and GE Restricted Category T700 gas turbine engine, component and accessory requirements.

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Ross Group

Zachary Perkins, Business Development

Ross Group is a Native American-owned company that has served clients in both commercial and federal markets for over 43 years. More than a construction and engineering company, the company’s list of integrated services allows clients to manage their business while Ross Group handles overall program needs. From the company’s industrial design-build group to commercial development, Ross Group excels in working with clients from the inception of a project’s capital stack, through full design and final delivery of a turnkey asset.  The Ross Group team maximizes results for both investors and end users by delivering within budget and on time.

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Tubacex Durant & Salem Tube Inc.

Bruce Brucker, Director Aerospace Products

Tubacex group is held to a very high level of production performance. The aerospace industry demands a product that meets the most stringent requirements and Tubacex delivers consistent quality within tight timelines.  

Salem & Durant Tube has been producing Aerospace tube components for many years.  Products have numerous final applications such as fuel, hydraulic, bleed line in addition to mechanical wing actuator tube kits.

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Ardmore Development Authority

Andrea Anderson, Vice President of Economic Development

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 feet and 5,400 feet), a federal contract Air Traffic Control Tower, multiple instrument approaches, and thousands of square feet of apron space. The Airpark is home to Skydweller Aero, Aircraft Towing Systems, and King Aerospace. 

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

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City of Weatherford

Yolanda Creswell, Economic Develpment Director

City of Weatherford is here to work on Economic Development by improving the quality of life in Weatherford, Oklahoma, by promoting and developing business retention and expansion, attract new businesses, creating new jobs and diversifying Weatherford’s economic base.

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Greater Oklahoma City Chamber

Kim Wilmes, VP, Economic Development Programs

Nearly 300 companies and 43,000+ workers are engaged in aerospace activity and benefit from a $7.2B aerospace industry in the Greater Oklahoma City region. 

Some of the worldwide giants are here — like Boeing, Pratt, Northrop, and Kratos. Moreover, Oklahoma City is home to Tinker AFB (HQ for the U.S. Air Force Sustainment Center) employing 26,000+, where 75% are civilian employees or contract workers. OKC is also home to the FAA’s Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center and will be future maintenance home of the B-21 Raider. 

The Greater OKC Chamber can help your company establish operations in the region.

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Lawton-Fort Sill Economic Development Corporation

Brad Cooksey, President

Lawton/Ft. Sill Economic Development Corporation’s mission is to drive and ensure economic growth by recruiting and creating high-quality jobs to the Lawton area. 

This includes attracting new capital investments, retaining and expanding existing business and industries with a focus on high technology industries.

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Tulsa Regional Chamber

Brien Thorstenberg, Vice President, Economic Development

The Tulsa region has a rich history of aerospace innovation, and that industry continues to have an economic impact of more than $11 billion. Tulsa is home to American Airlines’ maintenance base—the largest of its kind in the world. Additional aerospace companies such as NORDAM, L3 Harris Aeromet Division and Spirit AeroSystems are major employers in the aerospace industry. The Tulsa region has many companies in the MRO segment of the industry and companies with contracts with the Department of Defense. There is a highly skilled technical and professional workforce that supports the aerospace and defense industry.

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Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission

Sandra Shelton, Government Relations & Communications Manager

OAC’s mission is to promote aviation, which includes ensuring that the needs of commerce and communities across the state are met by the state’s 108 public airports that comprise the Oklahoma Airport System and ensuring the viability of the state’s aerospace industry. OAC is empowered and directed to encourage, foster, and assist in the development of aviation and aerospace in this state and to encourage the establishment of airports and air navigation facilities. Since FY 2002, the Commission has invested $384M in federal funds and $79.7M of the $99.9M in state funds it has received  into airport infrastructure.

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Public Service Company of Oklahoma

Garrett Wright, Economic and Business Development Manager

Public Service Company of Oklahoma (AEP-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 over 565k customers throughout Oklahoma, including over 230 Oklahoma communities, with a total population of 1.2 million. PSO has a strong commitment to economic development and growth within their communities and works closely with partners on expanding or relocating companies The AEP-PSO Economic Development team is nationally recognized as an industry leader in the utility industry for economic development.

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Will Rogers World Airport

Sami McMahan, Public Information and Marketing

With three major runways—two 9,800-ft parallel runways and one 7,800-ft crosswind runway—Will Rogers World Airport can accommodate almost any size aircraft. With a strong mix of commercial, freight, military, corporate and general aviation activity. The airport is home to 70 companies that employ nearly 12,000 people. Major tenants include the FAA’s Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center, AAR Aircraft Services – Oklahoma, Field Aerospace, Atlantic Aviation, the Federal Bureau of Prisons Transfer Center, the U.S. Customs & Border Protection National Air Training Center, Southwest Airlines Reservation Center and the Metro Tech Aviation Career Center.

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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