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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.)
Chief of Staff and Senior Advisor for Aerospace and Defense
Leshia Pearson
Director of Aerospace + Defense

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

Paris International Air Show 2023 Partner Directory

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Acorn Growth Companies

Jamie Nance, Executive Coordinator

Acorn Growth Companies is a middle-market private equity firm focused on aerospace, defense, intelligence and space investments. Acorn invests in operating companies that strive to enhance global mobility, protect national interests and develop next-generation intelligence-gathering technology. Acorn works in tandem with management to build its portfolio companies into significant market leaders.

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Aircraft Towing Systems World Wide LLC

Vince Howie, CEO/VP

Aircraft Towing Systems created an alternative aircraft taxiing system that revolutionized airside operations, specifically, how commercial, military, and general aviation aircraft are moved around airports. The system is fully automatic, utilizing an electric-powered pull car/tow dolly that rides on a monorail track down in a below-ground channel to pull aircraft from the runway to the gate and back. Once the aircraft nose gear is taxied onto the tow dolly, it is secured, the engines are shut down and significant fuel savings, emissions reductions, reduced noise, safer aircraft movements, increased engine life and possible higher airport throughout all occur.

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Altum Trading Company, LLC

Keegan Shive, Contract Administrator

Altum Trading Company, LLC is a Woman-Owned Small Business riding on the edge of innovation in the training and simulation industry. Our team of education, engineering and aviation professionals are experts in working with our clients in collaborative environments across all phases of a product lifecycle to:

  • Design and sustain training systems.
  • Implement tailored agile approaches using the SAFe® Framework.
  • Implement digital transformation initiatives.
  • Transition to a Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) environment.

We support prime contractors, meet their socio-economic goals with value-added services, our customers benefit from an agile trusted partner with competitive rates.

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Aviation Training Consulting, LLC

Larry Sisco, VP, Business Development

At Aviation Training Consulting (ATC), we know that trust is earned, not given. It takes years of dedication to attain and it can be lost in an instant. That’s why the most discerning government and private-sector organizations trust us to achieve their mission-critical operations and provide the most agile solutions for maximized performance. Leveraging our years of institutional expertise, you can rely on ATC to swiftly adapt for the most challenging, complex programs. We utilize our industry experts to think asymmetrically when conventional thinking falls apart and we promise to always put your needs ahead of our own. That’s the ATC difference.



Adam Belusko, Global Head of Sales & Marketing

Avtrac has been a global leader in technical asset management services since 1992.

Supporting operators and lessors across more than 1,600 individual aircraft, Avtrac services include pre-purchase due diligence surveys, technical data audits, and in-service continuing airworthiness management. As a global consultancy, Avtrac is an approved CAMO in the UK, Aruba, Isle of Man, Guernsey and Bermuda.

We welcome the opportunity to discuss upcoming capital deployments, fleet management, and in-service maintenance/CAMO requirements with your organization.

To learn more, visit www.avtraccompanies.com.

Consolidated Turbine Specialists, LLC

Sherrie Smith, Sales & Marketing

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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Matt Jamison, Vice President, Business Development

CymSTAR is a small, privately held company specializing in all aspects of aircrew training system management and execution. CymSTAR develops, modifies, and sustains aircrew training devices for the Department of Defense and Allied Nations. CymSTAR also provides aircrew instruction, develops and revises courseware and performs training system logistics for these valued customers. The CymSTAR staff is comprised of more than 200 engineering, logistics and cybersecurity professionals with headquarters in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma.

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Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc.

Claire Burghoff, Consultant

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. is a technology company that develops and fields transformative, affordable systems, products, and solutions for U.S. National Security, our allies and global commercial enterprises. At Kratos, affordability is a technology, and Kratos is changing the way breakthrough technology is rapidly and affordably brought to market with actual products/systems. Through proven commercial and VC-backed approaches, Kratos is focused on being First-to-Market. Kratos is the recognized Technology Disruptor in our core market areas: Space/Satellite Communications, Cyber Security, Unmanned Systems, Rocket/Hypersonic Systems, Next-Generation Jet Engines and Propulsion Systems, Microwave Electronics, C5ISR and VR/AR Training Systems.

MST Manufacturing LLC

Kenneth Statton, President & CEO

MST Manufacturing is a precision CNC Machine Shop and Fabrication company specializing in complex parts and assemblies for our aerospace partners. 5-Axis Machining, Multi-Axis Turning, Hydro-Forming, Hot-Joggling, General Fabrication and Assembly are just a few of the areas where we specialize. We operate from a 65,000-square-foot, state-of-art facility located in Claremore, Oklahoma, USA. We have parts and assemblies across numerous Commercial and Military Platforms. ITAR and AS910 Certified. We are ready to help meet your needs from inception and prototyping to production.

MST Manufacturing, Building Relationships that Last

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OMADA International

John Paul Libby, OMADA International

OMADA International is a manufacturer of high-performance, metallic aerostructures. Core capabilities include precision machining, complex sheet metal fabrication and assembly. OMADA operates two manufacturing facilities totaling 235,000 square feet. The Machining Center of Excellence in Oklahoma City, OK specializes in 5-axis machining of large, monolithic structures with capabilities for structures up to 75 feet in length. The Fabrication Center of Excellence in Sumner, WA specializes in titanium hot forming and forming of Inconel and exotic alloys. Both sites have robust assembly capabilities to complement machining and fabrication.

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Tubacex America

Tyreke Sapp, Communication Specialist

Tubacex America has been a reliable leader in the aerospace industry for more than two decades, providing top-quality seamless stainless and nickel alloy tubing. Our tubing is used extensively in various applications, and we are the premier supplier of fuel, air, and hydraulic lines. Our products are used in major engine programs such as the P&W GTF engine family, the CFM LEAP Engine, as well as space propulsion engines with a track record of proven success. We are proud to serve the industry and provide top-notch solutions to meet the unique requirements of our customers.

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WHI Global--M&M Manufacturing

Duke Peer, Executive Vice President

WHI is a vertically integrated manufacturer of precision components, composite structures and assemblies for the aerospace and defense markets. With industry-leading closed-die forging, composite fabrication, 3-, 4- and 5-axis CNC machining, assembly and NADCAP heat treat / NDT capabilities, WHI serves a global customer base. WHI’s operating history dates back to 1951 with over 250,000 sq. ft. of manufacturing footprint that includes four ITAR-registered facilities carrying AS9100 Rev. D and ISO 9001 certifications.

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Broken Arrow Economic Development Corporation

Jennifer Conway, President and CEO

The Broken Arrow Economic Development Corporation (BAEDC) connects businesses and organizations with resources for success. Our partnerships with local organizations and businesses have resulted in thousands of new jobs, and capital investments that have expanded and improved our infrastructure. Our visionary plans have reimagined our downtown core to be an arts and entertainment destination where people also love to live. Broken Arrow has a strong aerospace economy with employers including FlightSaftey, Cymstar, CAE and more.

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Greater Oklahoma City Chamber

Kim Wilmes, Vice President of Economic Development Programs 

Nearly 300 companies and 43,000+ workers are engaged in aerospace activity and benefit from a $7.2 billion aerospace industry in the Greater Oklahoma City region. Some of the worldwide giants are here – like Boeing, Pratt & Whitney, Northrop Grumman, Kratos, and more. Moreover, Oklahoma City is home to Tinker AFB – headquarters for the U.S. Air Force Sustainment Center – employing 26,000+ where 75% are civilian workers (available workforce) and the FAA’s Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center.

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Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission

Sandra Shelton, Communications and Government Relations 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 second largest industry, aviation and aerospace. The Commission ensures the needs of commerce and communities are met by the 108 airports that comprise the Oklahoma Airport System, promotes and advocates for the growth of the industry, helps to educate students and prepare them for a career in aviation and aerospace by hosting a robust AERO Education Program, and supports the integration of advanced air mobility technology across the state.

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Oklahoma Air & Space Port

Craig J. Smith, Executive Director

The Oklahoma Air & Space Port is the sixth of only 14 FAA-licensed spaceports in the U.S. This site features the fourth largest concrete civilian runway in North America at 4,116mX91m (13,503’X300’) and the “Infinity One” (240km x 72km) spaceflight corridor providing a northwest (polar) trajectory ideal for High-Inclination Orbit (HIO). With a Telemetry & Monitoring room housed in a designed launch facility, this location also includes a 1,100-acre industrial park with streets and utilities, a manned ATC tower, aircraft rescue and firefighting unit, several thousand square feet of hangar space, concrete aprons, offices and land available for lease and development.

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Oklahoma House of Representatives

Kyle Hilbert, State Representative

Oklahoma Manufacturing Alliance

Kinnee Tilly, Vice President

The Oklahoma Manufacturing Alliance (OMA) is a network of trusted experts working with manufacturers to help them grow and evolve. When manufacturers are strong, communities prosper, and our state’s economy thrives. We improve companies holistically by assessing, diagnosing, and optimizing operations. Through our proprietary process, a comprehensive plan is developed. Then, we deploy our expertise directly or connect to our array of local, state, regional and national networks, providing manufacturers with the exact resources they need to quickly push changes into action. The OMA represents the Manufacturing Extension Partnership program in Oklahoma, serving manufacturers across the state.

Rose State College

Whitney Alvis, Senior Director, Workforce Development

Rose State College is a two-year community college conveniently located in Midwest City near Tinker Air Force Base and only 10 minutes from downtown Oklahoma City. Rose State welcomes more than 13,000 students annually and offers 60+ degree programs and certifications, small class sizes with a 21:1 student-to-faculty ratio, on-campus student housing, and is among the lowest tuition costs in Oklahoma. Rose State offers three main pathways: high school concurrent courses, two-year associate degrees and certifications, and transferable degrees. As a public open-admission institution, Rose State’s mission is to foster lifelong learning and make higher education accessible to all.

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SWOSU - Southwestern Oklahoma State University

Diana Lovell, President

Southwestern Oklahoma State University Aero’s degree programs are second to none, preparing students for careers demanding innovation, imagination, and initiative. With degrees in Engineering Physics, Engineering Technology, Cybersecurity and Supercomputing, we offer unparalleled educational experience and the necessary preparation for high-tech careers in aerospace and defense! Learn about SWOSU’s Aerospace & Defense Workforce Development Initiative – swosu.edu/aerospace-defense. SWOSU is located 30 minutes from the Oklahoma Air & Space Port that has the only FAA-approved spaceflight corridor not in restricted airspace or Military Operation Areas and enjoys one of the longest and widest runways in the USA.

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Tulsa Airports Improvement Trust

Daniel Regan, Director of Real Estate & Development

Tulsa Airports Improvement Trust (TAIT) operates Tulsa International Airport and Tulsa Riverside Airport. Tulsa has a long history with aviation, dating back to the early 1900s when our first airport was built. In the early 1940s, Air Force Plant #3 was built for the final assembly of the B-24 bombers, and Tulsa’s legacy for world-class aerospace manufacturing and MRO workforce was shaped. Today, Tulsa International Airport is home to the world’s largest commercial MRO facility (American Airlines), as well as L3-Harris, Spirit Aerosystems, Lufthansa Technik, Nordam, and others. With over 1,500 acres ready to develop, TUL is open for business.

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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