Tomorrow’s Technology, Delivered Today

Aurora Flight Sciences executes programs in the development of advanced aircraft and enabling technologies. Customers choose Aurora to deliver advancements in autonomy, sustainability and electric propulsion, urban air mobility, and unmanned aerial systems of all sizes.

We are engineering the future of flight.

Experimental Aircraft

Aurora designs, builds, and flies novel aircraft to prove-out new technologies at the cutting edge.

  • Completing various phases of X-plane development for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)

  • Supporting NASA demonstrator programs that aim to make the future of flight more sustainable.

  • Flight testing new technologies and autonomous operations.

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Aurora is advancing autonomous decision-making capabilities and human-machine interaction.

  • Human-Machine Teaming improves safety, enables new capabilities, and increases trust in autonomy.
  • Advanced perception technologies enable autonomous flight across platforms from small UAS to urban air mobility.

  • Guidance, navigation, and control (GNC) forms the core of the operation and integration of autonomous air vehicles.

  • Early-stage technology development programs drive innovation at the cutting edge of AI and machine learning.

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Small Uncrewed Aircraft Systems

Aurora’s sUAS lineup offers autonomous functionality, ease of operations, and flexibility to meet our customers’ needs.

  • SKIRON-X, a fixed-wing eVTOL for long-duration ISR missions.

  • AI-enabled quadcopters for testing new technologies and autonomous operations.

  • System integration services for the US Army’s launched effects program.

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Together, we are working to make the future of flight more sustainable through improvements in fuel economy and cleaner sources of power. Programs include:

  • Odysseus, a solar-powered aircraft designed to deliver missions from the stratosphere
  • Developing and flying electric and hybrid-electric aircraft, and conducting research & development in battery technology
  • Creating novel structures that reduce drag and weight and increase efficiency for tomorrow’s aircraft
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Optionally Piloted Aircraft

Centaur is a flexible, multi-role system for piloted, hybrid, or remotely piloted flight operations. A cost-effective solution, Centaur offers:

  • The high degree of safety and redundancy of manned aircraft with the payload capacity and endurance of a large unmanned system

  • A versatile solution for ISR operations, with a multi-mode AESA surveillance radar, stabilized HD EO/IR system, and dual AIS receiver

  • A highly reliable platform with a triplex flight control system, dual redundant primary flight controls, and an automated contingency management system

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Urban Air Mobility

Aurora is committed to the development of aircraft and technologies that will lead to safe, sustainable, and seamless mobility. We are executing projects at the cutting edge of urban air mobility such as:

  • Supporting Wisk as they design, certify, and bring a self-flying electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft to market

  • Studying the future of personal urban air mobility and the extension of urban traffic into the airspace​​

  • Leveraging our Passenger Air Vehicle prototype to inform design decisions and further research in autonomy and electric propulsion

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Let us take your program from vision to mission.

We help clients across government and commercial institutions to advance the future of flight.

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