Skyryse Expands to New Location, Adds Jobs

The flight automation technology developer announced its move to a new state-of-the-art headquarters in Los Angeles.

Skyryse moved to a new state-of-the-art headquarters and technology development facility in El Segundo, California in order to support its rapid growth and ambitious vision for revolutionizing general aviation. [Courtesy Skyryse]

Skyryse, a California-based developer of flight automation technology, has opened the doors to a new 27,000 sq. ft. headquarters in El Segundo as it continues to expand and hire engineers to revolutionize general aviation. 

The move follows a significant investment of $205 million in Series B funding from various investors in October 2021, amounting to the largest Series B fundraising receipt in aerospace history, according to the company.

To date, the company has raised $260 million from investors including Stanford University, Bill Ford of Ford Motor Company, Fidelity Management & Research Company, Monashee Investment Management, ArrowMark Partners, Venrock, and more.

Skyryse's new headquarters will include a state-of-the-art workspace and a separate technology development facility to accommodate its team, which has grown from 30 employees at the beginning of 2022 to 90 by the end of last year. Skyryse is currently hiring a dozen engineers to join its team, and interested applicants can visit the company's website to learn more about open positions.

The company's innovative airframe-agnostic flight deck has drawn interest from across the aviation industry, and its touchscreen flight control system, FlightOS, aims to reduce general aviation accidents and make flight simpler.

"We've put a lot of thought into creating an environment that communicates our vision of bringing the freedom and joy of safer flight right in the middle of one of the largest aerospace hubs in the U.S.," said Dr. Mark Groden, Skyryse founder and CEO.

Amy Wilder is managing editor for Plane & Pilot magazine. She fell in love with airplanes at age 8 when her brother-in-law took her up in a Cessna 172. Pretty soon, Amy's bedroom walls were covered with images of vintage airplanes and she was convinced she'd be a bush pilot in Alaska one day. She became a journalist instead, which is also somewhat impractical—but with fewer bears. Now she's working on her private pilot certificate and ready to be a lifelong student of the art of flying.

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