Skyborne Technology acquires Costin Airport- Port St Joe, Florida; Unmanned Systems, Inc to manufacture drones and train pilots
PORT ST. JOE, Fla., March 13, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Skyborne Technology, Inc., a developer, manufacturer and integrator of next generation manned and automated first responder communication, unmanned airship and drone aviation systems has acquired Costin Airport in Gulf County, FL for flight operations, manufacturing and unmanned aircraft systems training.
Unmanned Systems, Inc., a manufacturer of unmanned systems and drones will be moving part of its manufacturing and training to Gulf County, Costin Airport to further enhance the joint effort between Skyborne Technology and Unmanned Systems. "Skyborne Technology and Unmanned Systems will help build employment in Gulf County, Florida to further develop the educational needs in high tech manned and unmanned systems," stated Don Bintz, President of Unmanned Systems, Inc.
Jim McKnight, Director of Economic Development for Gulf County, Florida, said, "Skyborne Technology has become the good news people for our county, first they open a plant in the County's Wewahitchka Industrial Building, then make an offer on the Costin Airport, then hire their first three Gulf County staff and have now closed on the purchase of the Costin Airport, which will be used for assembly training and flight operations. Skyborne Technology staying the course of developing facilities and operations on both ends of the County has been a beacon of hope during our community's response to and recovery from Hurricane Michael."
"We are looking forward to the upcoming airship and drone test flights at Costin Airport as this is strategic for our customer base in Central America and the Caribbean as a one stop shop for inspection of the technologies," stated Dr. Carlos Arzu, President of Skyborne Central America.
"The co-location in our community of these two manufacturing leaders in the unmanned aerial vehicle arena provides an unprecedented opportunity for the citizens of Gulf County! In conjunction with the related training opportunities under development in the local high schools, and underway at Gulf Coast, these companies are poised to fully develop and deploy these transformational technologies, becoming a magnet for high tech opportunity in the region," said Dr. John Holdnak, President of Gulf Coast State College.
"Skyborne chose Gulf County for both the political support and local assets that will insure Skyborne's growth and opportunities. We are planning a press conference in the next two weeks to display several of our air assets at the recently acquired Costin airport," stated Mike Lawson CEO of Skyborne Technology, Inc.
About Gulf County
Gulf County, FL is a place where both businesses and families thrive. Innovative companies are rethinking their strategies and exploring new frontiers. Based on the assets in our community, Gulf County is positioned to respond to these demands and help businesses and industries secure strong market positions for future growth.
About Skyborne Technology
Skyborne Technology, FL is a next generation manufacturer and developer of manned and unmanned aircraft, airships and sea systems worldwide with offices in Central America, South America and the United States.
About Unmanned Systems, Inc.
Unmanned Systems Incorporated is a Small, Women Owned, Native America Business involved in Training, Testing and Developing Unmanned Aircraft. USI has been conducting Unmanned Aerial Vehicle operations globally since 2003. For further information visit our website at www.usi.aero.
About Gulf Coast College
Gulf Coast State College (GCSC) is an educational leader in Northwest Florida, meeting the workforce development needs of Florida's central panhandle. As a comprehensive educational provider, GCSC delivers high quality certificate, associate, and baccalaureate degrees, as well as an exceptional non- credit programing in the professional development and industry certification arenas. GCSC also provides an extensive set of business/product development tools and opportunities to support our business and industry partners.