US Aerospace Engineering Companies | An Exclusive Showcase

2024 Update
January 5, 2024

In recent years, there has been an influx of new, dynamic aerospace companies emerging on the scene, setting their sights on revolutionizing the industry. These innovators are not only addressing the demands of the private and commercial sectors, but also branching out into areas such as drones, military, internet of things, and product design. Today, we’ll be highlighting some of these promising companies that have made their beginnings since 2015 and are operating in the United States. From coast to coast, let’s have a look at these pioneering ventures ushering in a new era of aerospace technology and solutions.

Ascent AeroSystems

Founded by Jonathan Meringer, Nathaniel Meringer, and Peter Fuchs, Ascent AeroSystems is a Massachusetts-based company that designs and manufactures durable, cylindrically shaped drones for industrial, public safety, and military use. The unique, rugged drone design offers portability and resilience ideal for challenging operational environments.

Hazon Solutions, LLC

HAZON Solutions is a Virginia-based company specializing in small UAV inspection services, training, safety, and testing programs. Founded by David E. Culler and Sean Cushing, the company leverages its background in Naval Carrier aviation and intelligence systems to provide top-notch expertise that ensures mission success.

GovBizConnect, Inc.

GovBizConnect, an online platform that offers a seamless way to find teaming partners and contracting opportunities, was established by Chris Malinoski and Tom Skypek. Based in Washington D.C, this company serves as a business-to-government (B2G) network, helping government contractors and employees create tailored profiles and discover opportunities based on their unique capabilities.


Virginia-based company, Gradient, founded by Justin Selfridge, is pioneering the development of an aircraft that never has to land. By using a solar-powered system that collects enough energy during the day to remain aloft throughout the night, Gradient is making strides towards creating High-Altitude Pseudo-Satellites (HAPS), which can replicate the services offered by satellite networks, but with significantly less cost and complexity.

Menet Aero Inc.

Menet Aero, based in Wisconsin, is a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) that employs military aviators and veterans as pilots. The company uses the robust processes of military aviation practices to enhance civil Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) applications.


California-based Relimetrics, founded by Ender Tasdelen, Jon Grice, and Kemal Levi, is a machine learning software company that offers comprehensive computer vision and process control for Industry 4.0 applications. The company automates and digitizes visual inspection, making it an effective and insightful operation.


Founded by James Spicer, Ralph Ewig, and Sam Avery, Audacy operates out of Mountain View, California and provides continuous satellite and launch vehicle connectivity from launchpad to the Moon. Audacy aims to advance human space exploration and discovery through its innovative, high operation connectivity solutions.


Located in Emeryville, California, Cuberg is a battery technology venture founded by Mauro Pasta and Richard Wang. The company produces high-performance lithium metal cells for electromobility solutions.

Fly Exclusive

Established by Michael Guina, North Carolina-based flyExclusive offers high quality and reliable private jet travel. The company’s mission is focused on providing an affordable, accessible, and satisfying customer experience.


Atlanta-based SynapseMX was founded by Malcolm Burton and Shane Ballman. The company offers a cloud-based platform that helps teams plan, track, and accomplish aircraft maintenance from anywhere, keeping them in sync with ongoing operations.

NEO Tech

Final on our list, California-based NEO Tech, combines the strengths of three leading contract manufacturers: NATEL, EPIC, and OnCore. Under the leadership of Sudesh Arora, NEO Tech focuses on low-medium volume/high-mix, high-complexity electronic products primarily for the medical, defense/aerospace, and industrial markets.

The above listed companies are pioneering incredible innovations across a range of aerospace sectors. As they continue to push the boundaries of current technologies and practices, they ensure that the future of aerospace in the United States is bright, with much to look forward to.

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