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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 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 and Defense
Leshia Pearson
Leshia Pearson
Deputy Director, Oklahoma ACES
Wednesday, October 18
2 – 5 p.m.
Booth #N5228
Join the Oklahoma Aerospace & Defense team, businesses, partners and customers for drinks and networking.

NBAA 2023 Partners & Aerospace Communities

Connect with the aviation companies that keep you flying.

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CeralUSA, LLC dba Qualified Coating Services

Greg Engleman, General Manager

CeralUSA and Qualified Coating Services are here to help, whether you’re shopping for environmental alternatives, seeking an engineering development partner for your product, starting the process of opening your own coating shop, or looking for an experienced and capable partner for coating application. We are a small business specializing in designing, developing and applying environmentally friendly engineered coatings that provide sacrificial corrosion and erosion protection for your parts. All of our products are made in the USA and are shipped worldwide from our facilities in Oklahoma City.

Consolidated Turbine Specialists

Keith Rash, Director of Sales and Marketing

Over 300 years of PT6A and PT6T experience in overhaul, maintenance, hot section and repair. We are committed to excellence, quality and fast turn times. We get you there when you need to be.

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Omni Aircraft Maintenance

Mallory Cantrell, Director of Marketing

From our Tulsa, OK headquarters, Omni Aircraft Maintenance provides on-site airframe inspections, avionics troubleshooting and testing, pre-purchase evaluations, component replacements, engine periodic inspections, minor paint and interior touch-ups, weight and balance, as well as consulting services. Plus, we offer some of the most competitive rates in the industry, and our centrally located hangar, paired with our strategically placed AOG mobile unit bases across the country, offers convenience that can’t be matched.

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Jim Agee, President

PAS MRO Bearing Return to Service. Level I inspection and Level II overhaul of aircraft engine, airframe & accessory anti-friction bearings. FAA, EASA, ISO9001 & AS9110 certified. Low cost – high quality option to buying new bearings.

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Ardmore Development Authority

Andrea Anderson, Vice President of Economic Development

Ardmore is 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, 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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Greater Oklahoma City Chamber

Erik Wiliams, Manager of Talent and Business Growth
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 & Whitney, Northrop Grumman, Kratos. Moreover, Oklahoma City is home to Tinker AFB – headquarters for the Air Force Sustainment Center – employing 26,000+ where only 25% are active-duty military, and the FAA’s Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center.

The Greater OKC Chamber can help your aviation & aerospace company establish operations in the Oklahoma City Region.


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Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission

Sandra Shelton, Communications and Government Affairs Manager

The Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission is a state agency created by the Oklahoma Legislature in 1946 whose primary mission is to encourage, foster, and assist in the development of the state’s aviation and aerospace industry. The Commission ensures the needs of commerce and communities are met by the 108 airports in the Oklahoma Airport System, promotes and advocates for industry growth, hosts a robust AERO Education Program to prepare students for aerospace careers, and supports the integration of advanced air mobility technology statewide. Oklahoma ranks first nationally for the number of high schools teaching aerospace curriculum.

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Will Rogers World Airport

Sami McMahan, Public Information and Marketing

OKC’s Lariat Landing offers 350 acres of prime aviation real estate with direct airfield access and 200 acres of industrial/commercial/retail property located on and directly east of OKC’s Will Rogers World Airport. It is available for immediate long-term leasing from the Oklahoma City Airport Trust. OKC’s Wiley Post Airport is Oklahoma City’s largest corporate and general aviation airport and a reliever airport for Will Rogers World Airport. Home to over 300 aircraft and numerous aviation-related businesses, Wiley Post Airport offers available property and a 7,200’ X 150’ runway.

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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