7-Jun-2011 Source: Carter Aviation Technologies
Carter Aviation Technologies, LLC (Carter) of Wichita Falls, Texas is announcing that they have completed a long awaited move to a new facility in Wichita Falls. Since 1994 Carter has been housed in two small industrial buildings that accommodated their machine and composite shops and a small fabrication area. Both buildings encompassed less than 3000 square feet of work area and for most of the last 15 years the administration and engineering offices were housed in a mobile office totaling 600 sq. ft.
According to Carter Aviation President, Jay Carter, Jr., “We started out as a very small R&D company with just a couple of employees while we investigated the viability of our slowed rotor/compound (SR/CTM) technology. We grew very little in those years because we were in a design/test phase of individual components. Even when we began flight-testing our first aircraft it was a test platform and we spent much more time improving and retesting systems and parts. Plus, we had a very limited amount of funding so we had to be frugal on where we spent our money and creative in our development and testing. A large facility just wasn’t a priority.”
Carter has entered into two licensing agreements for use of their technology over the last 18 months and is entering the final phase of flight-testing with their second generation proof-of-concept aircraft. With a final design being readied for commercialization, Carter is looking to the future. Mr. Carter continued, “We now need to build four aircraft over the next 12 – 18 months and that would