Aerospace Startup To Set Up Headquarters In OKC

Tuesday, June 30th 2020, 4:05 pm
By: Kelsey Kernstine

Oklahoma is now home to a new aerospace company. Startup Skydweller will now call Oklahoma City its home base.

Skydweller plans to bring 120 aerospace and field tech jobs to Oklahoma by 2024.

Skydweller is a U.S.-Spanish startup aerospace company, founded back in 2017, with offices in both the Washington D.C. area and Spain.

The company plans to move its headquarters to the Oklahoma City area with another location in Ardmore for both manufacturing and flight tests.

The startup is working to perfect and deploy an ultra-persistent, unmanned aircraft with satellite and airborne technology.

Skydweller plans to partner with local and state educational systems to hire in-state talent.

"Oklahoma aerospace and defense sector is one of the best in the world with an economic impact of $44 billion to the state of Oklahoma. We currently have 1,100 aerospace companies in the state,” Gov. Kevin Stitt said.

"Skydweller is a next generation aerospace company, we're developing a perpetual enduring unmanned aircraft," Robert Miller, Skydweller CEO and Norman-native, said.

Stitt and his team said they are in the talks to bring 115 companies to Oklahoma.