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Empirical Systems Aerospace Opens San Luis Obispo, California, Manufacturing Plant

10/13/2017
Empirical Systems Aerospace, Inc. opened its new manufacturing facility in San Luis Obispo, California. The facility will design, produce test, and certify electric and hybrid aircrafts.

According to company officials, the facility will significantly increase ESAero’s manufacturing capacity and allow for production and integration of UAS and larger format air vehicle systems at higher volumes, including the all-electric NASA X-57 “Maxwell”, for which ESAero is the Prime Contractor.

"ESAero continues to advance its leading-edge designs and now has greater capacity to produce them ourselves," said Andrew Gibson, President & CEO of ESAero.

The 32,200-square foot facility will house flexible manufacturing lines, a clean room environment, laboratories, computer centers, test cells and office and conference space. The facility is DDTC registered, ITAR compliant, and runs a ISO 9001 based Quality Management System (QMS).

ESAero will retain their 8,000-square foot integration and test hanger facilities located on the Oceano Airport (L52), in Oceano, California for ease and flexibility in system testing and product development.

"Investment in this new facility and development of greater production capacity reflects the strength of the electric and hybrid aerospace market," Gibson added. ESAero has offered an increasing array of designs and product services, many of which are specific to all-electric and hybrid-electric aircraft since 2008.

ESAero’s management anticipates with the addition of the new facility, the company will house over seventy (70) skilled professionals in engineering, production and quality control, creating about forty new jobs.

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