Hermeus will build its first aircraft in the new factory in Atlanta.
Hermeus has secured a 110,000 sq. ft. factory in Atlanta to build the world's fastest aircraft. The factory will be built out to become a world-class aircraft assembly building – including light manufacturing and structures testing.
Technical solutions developed by NASA and Hermeus under a recently-announced partnership will be applied directly and tested on Hermeus' GE J85 jet engine, which will be the core of the turbine-based combined cycle (TBCC) for the first series of aircraft.
"Vertical integration is a core tenet at Hermeus," says Founder and CTO Glenn Case. "In addition to the flight-scale propulsion test capability at our Site 27 Test Facility, this factory will allow us to build our first aircraft - conducting structures, avionics and other major subsystem testing all in-house."
The factory is located "inside the perimeter" (as Atlantans like to say) and will serve as Hermeus' headquarters with space available for hundreds of employees.
In selecting this location, Hermeus is proving its commitment to Atlanta and expanding its footprint. In addition to this factory, Hermeus has a test facility nine minutes away at Dekalb-Peachtree Airport.
"Atlanta offers us a unique opportunity to grow into a large, affordable facility within a thriving urban environment," says Founder and CEO AJ Piplica. "Georgia has a deep history in aviation, and we're committed to growing our team right here as we build the future."
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