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Oklahoma – We keep you flying

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 80,000 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.

Leshia Pearson
Leshia Pearson
Program Manager, Oklahoma ACES
Geoffrey Camp
Geoffrey Camp
State Director of Aerospace and Defense
Wednesday, Oct. 13
10 to 11 a.m.
Booth #529
Join the Oklahoma Department of Commerce and Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission, alongside Oklahoma companies and communities for a reception during NBAA.

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Connect with the aviation companies that keep you flying.

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Consolidated Turbine Specialists, LLC a Kratos Company

Johnny “Bump” Grant, VP of MRO

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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Klint Schuster, Industrial and Aviation Sales

DuraCoatings is a FAA repair station with ISO and EASA certifications. Located in Oklahoma City, we are your one-stop shop for metal finishing in commercial, business jets and military components. With extensive in-house capabilities and processes, come see how we can help you. Some aircraft platforms we can process include Boeing 737-787, C130, KC135, P3, Falcon, Phenom and much more.

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Qualified Coating Services

Greg Engleman, General Manager

QCS has the coating expertise, state-of-the-art equipment, and high-quality standards you expect from an FAA approve coating services company. QCS specializes in the application of aluminum slurry coatings for the aerospace, industrial gas turbine, automotive, and oil & gas industries. As the OEM of CeralUSA Engineered Coatings, CeralUSA certifies QCS as uniquely qualified to apply these coatings to your parts. The experienced team at QCS will help your bottom line by improving turn times with competitive pricing. CeralUSA specializes in the design and development of environmentally friendly engineered coatings that protect substrates from corrosion and erosion. All our products are made in the USA and are shipped worldwide from our warehouse in Oklahoma City.

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Ardmore Development Authority

Mita Bates, President & CEO

Located within 90 minutes of both Oklahoma City and Dallas, Ardmore is strategically placed between two of the fastest-growing metropolitan areas in the United States. A historic hub of the Oklahoma energy industry, Ardmore is now home to an increasingly diversified economy with aviation at the heart. When combined with premium rail Ardmore is a prime location for manufacturing and distribution along the Interstate 35 Corridor.

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Broken Arrow Economic Development Corporation

Darla Heller, Senior Vice President

As the 4th largest city in the state, Broken Arrow is home to 300 manufactures. With a population of more than 1 million in a 40-mile radius, the vibrant suburban city is home to aerospace employers CAE, FlightSafety and CymStar. Coupled with site-ready industrial properties and a STEM Workforce Center of Excellence, Broken Arrow Economic Development Corporation propels opportunities to new heights.

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Durant Industrial Authority

Lisa Taylor, Executive Director

Discover the difference in possibilities, opportunity, and satisfaction in a city where your dollar stretches farther and you can dream bigger. A place where outstanding K-12 schools prepare students for global competition and success, where inviting neighborhoods are affordable, and where life is more rewarding in a heritage-rich community with a dynamic focus on the future. With a runway recently expanded to 6,800 feet and exciting new developments ahead, the Durant Regional Airport is truly taking off. 24-hour fuel services, a pilots’ lounge and flight planning room are only a few of the services and amenities available at the airport. Sitting at the heart of three river valleys—the Red, the Blue, and the Washita River valleys—Durant is uniquely positioned at the southern edge of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, just inside the Dallas-Fort Worth statistical area.

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Enid Regional Development Alliance

Lisa Powell, Executive Director

Enid is strategically located between Oklahoma City, Tulsa, and Wichita, KS. A vibrant community of over 51,000 people, Enid serves as the regional hub for retail, healthcare, and workforce with a trade area of over 142,000. The Enid Regional Development Alliance (ERDA) helps remove barriers to support business growth in northwest Oklahoma. Enid has a rich aviation history, a trained workforce, and a site-ready industrial airpark to meet your needs. Connect with ERDA to learn why Enid is the best place to live, work, and grow!

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Greater Oklahoma City Region

Kim Wilmes, VP Economic Development Programs, Greater Oklahoma City Chamber

The Greater Oklahoma City Region is home to 290+ aerospace firms employing 43,250 aerospace workers.  Key companies including Boeing, Pratt & Whitney, Northrop Grumman, Kratos, Field Aerospace and AAR Aircraft Services, as well as Tinker Air Force Base and the FAA Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center, have helped to grow the aviation industry and build a talented workforce in the region. In the past 5 years, the number of aerospace establishments has grown by 23% and new employees by 18%. The Greater Oklahoma City Chamber’s Economic Development team works to help companies, particularly those in Aviation & Aerospace, establish operations in the Greater Oklahoma City Region. Contact us for confidential location assistance.

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Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission

Grayson Ardies, State Director of Aeronautics

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.

Oklahoma's Aerospace Assets
Map showing Oklahoma aerospace assets including the National Weather Service, FAA center, military installations and commercial airports
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