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    ESAero (also known as Empirical Systems Aerospace) is an aerospace engineering design and manufacturing company. It provides military and commercial conceptual air vehicle designs, electric and hybrid propulsion system development, aircraft modifications, sub-scale technology demonstrators, rapid system prototyping, design for manufacturing, low-rate initial production, manufacturing, and niche engineering support.
    HQSan Luis Obispo, CA, US

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    Employees (est.) (May 2022)84(+4%)
    Cybersecurity ratingCMore
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    Key People/Management at ESAero

    Andrew R. Gibson

    Andrew R. Gibson

    President & CEO, Member of the Board, Co-Founder
    Benjamin T. Schiltgen

    Benjamin T. Schiltgen

    CFO and VP of Finance, Member of the Board
    Trevor J. Foster

    Trevor J. Foster

    Vice President of Operations, Aerospace Engineer, Co-Founder
    Ilker Bayraktar

    Ilker Bayraktar

    ESAero Shareholder, Chairman of the Board, Advisor
    Deborah Jelen

    Deborah Jelen

    Vice Chairman of the Board, ESAero Business Systems
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    ESAero Office Locations

    ESAero has an office in San Luis Obispo
    San Luis Obispo, CA, US (HQ)
    3580 Sueldo St
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    ESAero Financials and Metrics

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    ESAero News and Updates

    NASA to Begin High-Voltage Ground Testing on All-Electric X-57

    NASA is set to start high-voltage functional ground testing of the agency’s first all-electric X-plane, the X-57 Maxwell, which will perform flights to help develop certification standards for emerging electric aircraft

    All-Electric X-57 Propeller Designs Undergo Wind Tunnel Tests

    Advanced designs that will propel NASA’s first all-electric X-plane, the X-57 Maxwell, to flight recently underwent wind tunnel testing at Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia.

    Empirical Systems Aerospace, Inc Aerospace Engineer / System Safety Engineer II

    Empirical Systems Aerospace, Inc. (ESAero) is a growing aerospace company in the San Luis Obispo area that provides various services which include but are not limited to: rapid system development, on-demand niche engineering, hands-on development/testing, electric aircraft design, and small UAS aero…

    Progress on Cruise Motors, Future Wing Sets Stage for All-Electric X-57 Ground Tests

    Significant progress is being made in preparation for NASA’s first all-electric X-plane, the X-57 Maxwell. As NASA completes tasks for X-57’s functional ground testing at its Armstrong Flight Research Center in Edwards, California, working toward taxi testing and first flight, assembly and qualifica…

    ESAero Frequently Asked Questions

    • When was ESAero founded?

      ESAero was founded in 2003.

    • Who are ESAero key executives?

      ESAero's key executives are Andrew R. Gibson, Benjamin T. Schiltgen and Trevor J. Foster.

    • How many employees does ESAero have?

      ESAero has 84 employees.

    • Who are ESAero competitors?

      Competitors of ESAero include Kaney, Universal Alloy and Exotic Metals Forming.

    • Where is ESAero headquarters?

      ESAero headquarters is located at 3580 Sueldo St, San Luis Obispo.

    • Where are ESAero offices?

      ESAero has an office in San Luis Obispo.

    • How many offices does ESAero have?

      ESAero has 1 office.