Overair, the eVTOL and advanced air mobility company, announced their expanded headquarters in Santa Ana, California. Featuring new spaces for industrial and manufacturing teams as well as a built out corporate front office, the expansion provides space for the company to execute on their program development plans to reach full FAA certification by 2025.
With proximity to John Wayne/Orange County Airport and top-notch residential communities, the new HQ features two buildings of 94,000 sq ft and 109,000 sq ft, respectively. “Building 1” will house the company’s corporate offices, shop lab, and cleanroom space for aircraft design, development and manufacturing, while “Building 2” will include space for aircraft integration and testing facilities.
“We’re excited to double our footprint and our commitment to Orange County and the city of Santa Ana. This new office space helps us promote a culture that allows everyone on the Overair team to achieve their personal goals and the company’s vision of making the world a smaller, cleaner place,” said Overair CEO Ben Tigner. “This expansion enables us to grow our talented team, add hundreds of jobs to our community and accelerate Butterfly’s introduction as the most robust and quietest electric vertical lift aircraft in its class.”
Building upon Southern California’s existing aerospace and technology hubs, the Overair campus will foster productivity and cultural unity across both corporate and engineering teams to achieve a full-scale Butterfly prototype by 2023, FAA certification by 2025, and commercial entry into service by 2026. Meanwhile, the company is looking to bring hundreds and eventually thousands of new, technology-focused jobs to Orange County. Overair plans to hire 1,000 employees over the next 3-5 years, including aerostructure and propulsion systems engineers looking to create green energy systems.
Why it’s important: The upgraded Santa Ana campus doubles Overair’s industrial and manufacturing floorspace and corporate offices, signaling next growth phase for the company. For Overair, the expansion also comes at an inflection point in the company’s growth, as their eVTOL vehicle Butterfly transitions from initial type design to preparation for commercialization and scaled production.