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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, Oct. 19
2 to 4 p.m.
Booth #2888
Join the Oklahoma Aerospace & Defense team, businesses, partners and customers for drinks and networking.

NBAA 2022 Partners & Aerospace Communities

Connect with the aviation companies that keep you flying.

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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Probata Corporation

Probata Corporation., an A2LA Accredited Calibration Company, Certificate # 1166.01, provides equipment calibration services traceable to the SI and pursuant to ISO 17025-2017 and ANSI/NCSL Z540-1-1994 Quality Systems.

Calibration Services
Choose which service best meets your calibration testing needs from on-site mobile calibration services to work in our permanent calibration laboratory. .

Calibration Certificate Database
Get instant and immediate access to all your calibration certificates. Documentation often plays a critical role with compliance to ISO
9001 and ISO/IEC 17025.

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Qualified Coating Services, CeralUSA, LLC

Greg Engleman, General Manager

Qualified Coating Services, and its sister company CeralUSA,LLC, is an FAA and EASA approved manufacturer and applicator of low-chrome and chrome-free coatings. Our coatings are used primarily to prevent erosion and corrosion of critical aircraft engine components. Other industries, such as oil and gas and power generation use our coatings for the same purposes. Coating materials may be purchased in bulk for local application or parts may be sent to our Oklahoma facility to take advantage of our coating facilities.

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Ardmore Development Authority

Andrea Anderson, Vice President of Economic Development

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. An 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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Greater Oklahoma City Chamber

Erik Wiliams, Manager of Talent and Business Growth

The Greater Oklahoma City Regional Partnership is an economic development initiative comprising more than 10 counties dedicated to the growth and prosperity of central Oklahoma – a region of more than 1.5 million people.

The Partnership leverages regional economic development organizations – chambers, cities, counties, economic development organizations, utility companies, higher education institutions and others – to sustain and enhance the economic growth, vitality and global competitiveness of the region as a superior business location.

Muskogee City-County Port Authority

Jeff Underwood, Deputy Director

From aviation to big tech, industries from around the world are drawn to Muskogee for one simple reason – our work ethic is just as strong as our location. As the home of one of the nation’s most inland ports and regional airport, Muskogee excels in industries where access is everything — access to markets, talent and industrial sites.

In Muskogee, you can have it all —from the center of it all. Our thriving Oklahoma city provides unmatched market access backed by a skilled workforce, cost-effective business environment, and a wealth of local incentives. Learn why Success Flows from Muskogee.

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Tulsa Regional Chamber

Brien Thorstenberg, Vice President of Economic Development

Tulsa has a rich history of aerospace innovation, and our aerospace industry continues to grow. A recent Oklahoma Aviation and Aerospace Economic Impact Study found that the aviation and aerospace industries have an annual economic impact of $11.7 billion. American Airlines’ Tulsa maintenance base is the largest of its kind in the world, and three of the region’s largest employers include industry leaders NORDAM, Spirit AeroSystems and Flight Safety.

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Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission

Sandra Shelton, Communications and Government Affairs Manager

OAC promotes aviation, ensuring the needs of commerce and communities across Oklahoma are met by the 108 public airports that comprise the Oklahoma Airport System, ensuring the viability of the state’s aerospace industry. Empowered and directed to encourage, foster, and assist in the development of aviation and aerospace in Oklahoma and to encourage the establishment of airports and air navigation facilities, OAC was created in 1963 by the Oklahoma Legislature, succeeding the Oklahoma Aviation Commission. Since FY 2001, the Commission has invested $274M in federal funds and $76.5M of the $94.5M it has received in state funds into airport infrastructure.

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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