Swiss-Based WindShape Establishes Tulsa, Oklahoma, Drone Testing-Validation Center
The 19,000-square-foot facility will be operated exclusively by WindShape and will create a free-flight laboratory, simulating natural wind & weather profiles for precise and reliable test results.
“After extensive exploration and engagement with the remarkable people representing the Oklahoma region, WindShape believes that Tulsa will become a major innovation hub and technology influencer in the emerging uncrewed aircraft and Advanced Aerial Mobility (AAM) industry,” said Guillaume Catry, co-founder and CEO of WindShape.
Swizz-based WindShape is an innovation company active in the field of drone testing and validation. The company manufactures indoor wind and micro-weather testing solutions that are available as a product and as a testing service.
“WindShape provides a nucleus of knowledge-based capital and much needed research, testing, evaluation, and product innovation capability to drone manufacturers around the world,” noted Brent Kisling, executive director of the Oklahoma Department of Commerce. “Uncrewed technologies are a vital aspect of the future of the aerospace and defense sector. For more than a decade, Oklahoma has been at the forefront of this technology, and I can say with confidence that we will continue to be a leader in this field.”
“WindShape’s decision to relocate its North American headquarters in Tulsa, and to build its new test facility here as well, is a great example of how regional collaboration results in wins for everyone,” added Arthur Jackson, senior vice president of economic development for the Tulsa Regional Chamber. “The Chamber-led Tulsa’s Future regional economic development partnership is proud to be part of projects such as this that strengthen our region’s position in the Advanced Aerial Mobility arena. Thank you to everyone at WindShape for seeing the value our region will bring to their enterprise.”
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