Skyway36 Droneport and Technology Innovation Center

Above and Beyond.

Skyway36 Droneport and Technology Innovation Center is the ideal location for flight testing all modes of UAS and AAM technologies. Strategically situated within Osage Nation, less than 5 miles from downtown Tulsa and 10 miles from Tulsa International Airport, Skyway36 provides a unique combination of urban cityscape and rural environments. It is the primary access point to Skyway Range, the Beyond-Visual-Line-of-Sight UAS flight test range of 1,200 square miles built in partnership with Osage LLC, Oklahoma State University and Tulsa Innovation Labs. Skyway36 is home to the state-of-the-art 19,000-square-foot indoor drone testing and validation facility developed and operated by WindShape, a global leader in drone technology.

Unparalleled Industry Expertise.

Tulsa is designated as a Tech Hub for Trustworthy and Equitable Autonomy, providing a robust ecosystem of local and state industry experts. Skyway36’s developer and facility manager, Droneport Network, is a recognized leader in autonomous systems integration and facilities management for organizations and communities nationwide. Tulsa Regional Advanced Mobility Cluster (TRAM) is a collaboration between public, private, non-profit, tribal, and academic institutions to establish an advanced mobility ecosystem. The LaunchPad Center of Advanced Air Mobility at Oklahoma State University-Tulsa drives development of new technologies while Tulsa Innovation Labs invests in economic and workforce initiatives. It all takes place in Oklahoma, ranked 1st in the nation for drone industry preparedness.

Generous Incentives. Skilled Workforce.

Partnering with Osage LLC allows companies to receive preferential access to bid on federal, sole-source, and competitive set-aside contracts while also granting property tax exemptions. In a state with one of the lowest costs of doing business, Oklahoma incentives include Governor’s Closing Fund, Quality Jobs Contract Investment Tax Credits, and Aerospace Industry Engineer Workforce Tax Credits. Locally, InTulsa provides candidate sourcing assistance, recruitment services, and $10,000 in employee relocation support. Oklahoma’s robust workforce boasts 120,000+ people working in aerospace and defense, with over 46,000 of those in the Tulsa Region. Universities in the state were the first in the nation to offer doctorate degrees in UAS engineering and award 18,000 aerospace degrees annually. This, combined with a diverse set of training and development programs available at the local, educational, and state level make the available and future workforce highly aligned for the emerging aerospace industry.



Aaron Baker
Skyway36 Droneport Manager

Craig Mahaney
DronePort Network

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