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Established 1989, Aurora Flight Sciences is a research company focused in the development and manufacturing of advanced unmanned systems and aerospace vehicles. Headquartered in Manassas, Virginia operates production plants in Bridgeport, West Virginia and Columbus, Mississippi (KGTR). Research and Development Centers are located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Dayton, Ohio and Mountain View, California. An European office, Aurora Swiss Aerospace, is located in Luzern, Switzerland

Organisation News

Aurora Autonomous UH-1H in Quantico, 13-Dec-17 : Aurora Flight Sciences conducted a successful demonstration at US Marine Corps base Quantico of its UH-1H optionally-piloted autonomous helicopter

Aurora Flight Sciences Became a Boeing Company, 08-Nov-17 : Aurora will operate under Boeing Engineering, Test & Technology as a subsidiary called Aurora Flight Sciences, A Boeing Company. Terms of the approved deal were not disclosed

FAA Certification for Optionally Piloted UH-1H, 01-Nov-17 : Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) granted a Special Airworthiness Certificate to Aurora’s optionally-piloted aircraft (OPA) UH-1H Huey helicopter

Aurora to Develop Unmanned UH-1H, 10-Nov-16 : Aurora Flight Sciences ’s Tactical Autonomous Aerial Logistics System (TALOS), part of the Autonomous Aerial Cargo Utility System (AACUS), will be integrated on a UH-1H Huey helicopter

Aurora AACUS Test New Capabilities, 27-May-16 : Aurora Flight Sciences s Autonomous Aerial Cargo/Utility System (AACUS) is a sensor package that when installed on an aircraft allows for it to be unmanned

Aurora Flies Subscale X-Plane Aircraft, 18-Apr-16 : A subscale vehicle demonstrator (SVD) of the Aurora Flight Sciences LightningStrike (VTOL X-Plane) developed for DARPA was successfully flown at a U.S. military facility

03-Mar-16 - DARPA Selects Aurora to Build VTOL X-Plane
17-Apr-14 - AACUS
26-Sep-13 - S-97 Raider enters Final Assembly
30-Apr-12 - Aurora Delivers Engine Nacelles to CH-53K Program


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