Oklahoma Department of Aerospace and Aeronautics Releases 2023 Annual Report

The Oklahoma Department of Aerospace and Aeronautics has released its FY2023 Annual Report highlighting its activities to help grow the state’s second largest industry, aviation and aerospace, in order to provide Oklahoma with the best possible economic foundation. In 2023, the agency experienced an incredible year for aviation and aerospace in Oklahoma as can be […]

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Oklahoma to Field-Test Bessie Coleman After School Aviation Program

Photo above – Senate Education Chairman Adam Pugh, R-Edmond, joined Grayson Ardies, Executive Director of the Oklahoma Department of Aerospace and Aeronautics Thursday to announce a partnership with the Bessie Coleman Aviation All-Stars Program to create a special after-school aviation program for 6th and 7th graders in Weatherford Public Schools, Pryor Public Schools, and Springdale […]

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Shelton Named Director of Government Affairs, Industry Development, and Communications

The Oklahoma Department of Aerospace and Aeronautics (ODAA) has named Sandra Shelton as its Director of Government Affairs, Industry Development, and Communications. In this position Shelton will be responsible for the agency’s marketing and communications initiatives, legislative and congressional affairs activities, and spearheading industry outreach and development efforts. Prior to Shelton joining the Department in […]

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Aerospace and Aeronautics Commission Meeting Highlights 2023 Work at Oklahoma Airports, Sets the Stage for 2024

The Oklahoma Department of Aerospace and Aeronautics (ODAA) reflected on a successful year, at the December Commission meeting, closing out 2023 with 29 total projects at a total of 22 airports across the state with a total investment of $31,401,053. “2023 was marked with multiple wins across the state for the Oklahoma airport system as […]

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2023 Oklahoma Women in Aviation and Aerospace Day Set for December 8th

In honor of the significant impact women have made to aviation in Oklahoma and to industry, the Oklahoma Department of Aerospace and Aeronautics in community partnership with the 137th Special Operations Wing, the Oklahoma National Guard, Will Rogers World Airport, the Oklahoma Air and Space Forces Association, the Oklahoma Defense Industry Association and United Dynamics […]

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Girls In Aviation Day Celebrated Nationally and in Central Oklahoma

The Women in Aviation International Greater Oklahoma City Metro Chapter in partnership with the Oklahoma Department of Aerospace and Aeronautics collaborated with multiple entities including AAR Corporation, the Will Rogers World Airport, the 137th Special Operations Wing, the Air and Space Forces Association of Oklahoma, Boeing, Sooner Flight Academy, Logic Aviation Services, Piedmont Airlines, and […]

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NATA and The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma Form Partnership to Advance AAM/UAM Implementation

NATA (National Air Transportation Association) and The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma (CNO) announced a partnership providing the structure for the further development of the Advanced Air Mobility (AAM)/Urban Air Mobility (UAM) ecosystem. NATA and CNO signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) aimed at maturing AAM/UAM education and adoption with the exchange of expertise and information […]

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