Aerospace Air Mobility

Come to Fly in Ohio!

Ohio has the assets and authorization for you to develop, test, and deploy your Advanced Air Mobility technology.

From the origin of aviation to the latest in flight technology, Ohio is a pioneer. When it comes to Advanced Air Mobility (AAM), no state stands above Ohio in the development of this vital technology. Other states might be aiming to make AAM a possibility, but Ohio has the infrastructure that can put you in the sky now.

In Ohio, you can:

  • Take your technology to the sky with integrated transportation systems. Ohio offers Advanced Air Mobility infrastructure on the US 33 Smart Mobility Corridor in Columbus and SkyVision, a ground-based sense-and-avoid radar system at the Springfield-Beckley Municipal Airport in Springfield, Ohio.
  • Collaborate with partners to perfect your tech. Ohio has a broad coalition of Advanced Air Mobility stakeholders spanning industry, academia, non-profits, local, state, and federal partners around advanced transportation technologies.
  • Be where exciting new research is happening. Ohio’s Smart Mobility Program (DriveOhio/FlyOhio) is closely linked with the United States Air Force (USAF)/Department of Defense (DoD) Agility Prime program administrated out of the US Air Force Research Labs in Dayton, Ohio to ensure domestic leadership and IP retention in this emerging and game-changing space.
  • Have access to talent. Ohio has a world-class R&D network and pool of talent. In fact, Ohio is the top suppler state to Airbus and Boeing. Ohio’s expertise provides the capability to develop and deploy a full mobility system for air mobility including testing and market validation.

Ohio’s work in developing research for unmanned aerial systems (UAS) makes it an ideal location for companies to establish operations. In fact, the Springfield-Beckley Municipal Airport is home to the Ohio UAS Center and SkyVision, a beyond-visual-line-of-sight range operated in partnership with the AFRL and the state of Ohio. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) granted the AFRL a certificate of authorization to fly and test unmanned aircraft and other advanced aerospace technologies beyond visual line of sight within a 200-square-mile airspace around the Springfield-Beckley Municipal Airport.

Ohio is the hub for Advanced Air Mobility. Come here to test and develop, stay here to grow.

Fly with us.

Where Do You Specialize?

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Investment Support


JobsOhio offers a variety of performance-based incentives to aid companies that are starting, relocating or expanding operations in the state. This funding can support workforce development, research and development, revitalization and other elements to help you grow your business in Ohio.

Research & Development Center Grant

JobsOhio is committed to supporting pioneers in the state and driving industry-changing innovation. That’s why we created the JobsOhio Research & Development (R&D) Center Grant which includes up to $100 million of overall funding assistance to help facilitate the creation of new R&D centers across Ohio. This grant can help you establish new R&D for your initiatives.

Sites and Buildings Initiatives

JobsOhio offers multiple initiatives related to site and building development. From readily available sites to help with site upgrades, find the support you need to choose a location, customize the facility and begin operations.

FlyOhio to Partner with NASA in Advanced Air Mobility Deployment

FlyOhio, a collaboration of public, private, and academic institutions led by DriveOhio’s advanced air mobility group, has been selected to participate in NASA’s Advanced Air Mobility National Campaign. Building upon Ohio’s ground-breaking work in “beyond-line-of-sight” drone systems and SkyVision work at Springfield-Beckley Airport and leveraging relationships established through the U.S. Air Force’s Agility Prime program, FlyOhio’s project will incorporate multiple use cases for personal travel and delivery of goods across the state of Ohio.

Ohio Demonstrates Leadership in the Future of Autonomous Mobility

Ohio Demonstrates Leadership in the Future of Autonomous Mobility

Ohio’s partnerships and infrastructure set the state up to be at the forefront in the pursuit of smart mobility and advanced air mobility.
December 16, 2020

Advanced mobility on the ground and in the air will play large roles in the future of transportation of people and goods. Ohio’s infrastructure, partnerships, and federal support make the state a leader in the testing and deployment of smart and advanced air mobility.

Ohio Pushes Aerospace and Aviation Forward with Breakthroughs in Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Ohio Pushes Aerospace and Aviation Forward with Breakthroughs in Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Ohio offers unparalleled access to talent, resources and partnerships for expanding aerospace businesses
Glenn Richardson, managing director of advanced manufacturing, aerospace and aviation
October 25, 2019

In Ohio, our aerospace and aviation workforce and R&D, academic institutions, hundreds of suppliers and manufacturers, and cutting-edge advancements in unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) make the state an unmatched location to expand and develop an aerospace company.



Pillar Technology prides itself on rapid innovation of the most complex technologies. The tech solutions company is rapidly evolving in its home state and nothing is slowing it down. The company’s latest venture is focused on today’s “space race” and smart mobility. Ohio is playing an important role in supporting Pillar’s momentum.



Steven Hong had achieved success as a venture capitalist in Silicon Valley after getting his Ph.D. at Stanford. However, when he and his father, Lang Hong, (associate dean and professor of electrical engineering at Wright State University), had an inkling of an idea, he was drawn back to the Midwest. That was the start of Oculii.