Company Profile

Aurora Flight Sciences Corporation (AKA: 21Tech Corporation)
Profile last edited on: 9/27/2022      CAGE: 1KY53      UEI: K1L1BZLNPWC4

Business Identifier: Unmanned Aerial Vehicles and High Altitude Aircraft
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Inactive (Acquired)
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Location Information

9950 Wakeman Drive
Manassas, VA 20110
   (703) 369-3633
Location: Multiple
Congr. District: 10
County: Manassas

Public Profile

In October 2017, Boeing acquired Aurora with the smaller firm continuing operations as a wholly owned subsiduary. Aurora Flight Sciences Corporation develops and manufactures unmanned systems and aerospace vehicles for military and commercial use. The company’s products include piloted aircraft, unmanned aircraft systems, and small unmanned aircraft systems. The firm's primary products are: Orion, an unmanned aircraft system (UAS); Centaur, an intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance solution that is operated as either unmanned or with pilots on board; Centaur, an Optionally Piloted Aircraft that combines manned and unmanned surveillance aircraft technologies; and SKATE, a Small Unmanned Aircraft System for use in urban or crowded environments. Headquartered in Manassas, VA and operate production plants in Bridgeport, WV and Columbus, MS., Aurora has R&D Centers in Cambridge, MA, Dayton, OH and Mountain View, CA and a European office, Aurora Swiss Aerospace, located in Luzern, Switzerland.

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Privately Held
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Awards Distribution by Agency

Most Recent SBIR Projects

Year Phase Agency Total Amount
2017 2 Navy $399,762
Project Title: Safety ALgorithm Test System (SALTS)
2016 2 NASA $874,843
Project Title: Vertical Lift by Series Hybrid Power
2016 1 NASA $124,853
Project Title: Spacecraft Swarm Coordination and Planning Tool
2016 1 Navy $79,932
Project Title: Aerial Aquatic Ordnance Removal Vehicle (AEQUOR-V)
2016 1 NASA $124,980
Project Title: Tool for Collaborative Autonomy

Key People / Management

  Mark C Cherry -- President; Chief Operating Officer

  Antonio Abad

  Peter Bahniuk

  Larry Bersuch

  Dan Brady -- Vice President of Aerostructures

  Heather Brendle

  Dan Campbell

  Jeffrey Chambers

  Chris Courtin

  Raghvendra Cowlagi

  Jack Cronin -- Chief Strategy Officer

  Tim Crossno -- CFO

  Paul Dahlstrand

  Tim Dawson-Townsend

  Jaun De La Cierva

  Jessica Duda

  Brian Duff -- Director

  Jessica Edmonds

  Konstantine Fetfatsidis

  Nathan Fitzgerald

  James Francis

  Francesco Giannini

  Bert Hansen

  Jeremy Hollman

  James Houghton

  Glenn Jackson

  Sachin Jain

  Philip Johnson

  Cory Kays

  Wonsub Kim

  George Kiwada

  David Kordonowy

  Christopher Krebs

  Karl Kulling

  Fabrice Kunzi

  David Lai

  John S Langford -- Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

  Javier Luis

  Jordan Luis

  Justin Mcclellan

  Terrence Mckenna

  Pete Meister -- Director

  John Merk

  Robert Minelli

  James D Paduano

  Joseph Parrish

  Joel Pedlikin

  Brandon Pollett

  Charles S Preston

  Michael Price

  James Sisco

  Benjamin Smith

  James Snider

  David Spencer

  Marty Sweeney

  Joshua Torgerson -- Software Group Leader

  Olivier Toupet

  Kevin Uleck

  David W Vos

  Ed Wen

  Richard Wilson

  John Wissler