Based at St. Mary’s County Airport, Maryland, AIRtec modifies and operates jet, turbo-prop, fixed and rotary-wing aircraft to deliver critical airborne services to government and science customers.

About Us

We maintain a fleet of specially modified fixed-wing and rotary-wing aircraft to meet customers' unique surveillance, test, telemetry, range safety and airborne science requirements. AIRtec is skilled at engineering unique aircraft configurations and obtaining airworthiness certifications through FAA and DOD processes. We retain a highly qualified team of mission oriented pilots, operators, and technicians to deliver full end-to-end results for customer needs. The AIRtec team provides a high mean experience level across all critical aviation areas to include: flight operations, safety, maintenance, training, equipment integration and sensor operation.  AIRtec can quickly turn a customer requirement into meaningful flight operations and data as a service without typical government contracting and procurement delays. 

Airborne ISR training


Maritime Patrol


Airborne Telemetry


Intelligence Surveillance Reconnaissance


Earth science Aircraft


Range Safety


AIRtec currently operates out of California, MD at the St. Mary’s County Airport (2W6), approximately seven miles from the Naval Air Station, in Patuxent River, MD. The airport is publicly owned, has a single 4150-foot runway and hosts approximately 164 aircraft operations per day. Our mission readiness rate has been 98% over the previous five years.

AIRtec Inc. has been providing CONUS and OCONUS airborne support for DoD and NASA since 1987. For over twelve years AIRtec has acted as the primary maritime radar surveillance aircraft for the Atlantic Test Range, Atlantic Fleet Exercise Coordination Center, the Pacific Missile Test Range, NAWCAD, NAWCWD, and NASA Wallops Island Facility. Other recent projects include performing radar flight testing for Telephonics Corporation and the Counter Narco-Terrorism Technology Program Office, providing Standard Navy Target Control (SNTC) relay for BQM-74E target drones, conducting flight test in support of the Carrier Landing Systems Office for VX-23, range clearing for Fleet Forces Atlantic Exercise Coordination Center (FFAECC) and acting as Air Intercept Control (AIC) targets for Fleet Opposition Force exercises.

“Your team was outstanding and top notch. One of my best experiences in my time with Operation Ice Bridge!”

NASA Scientist


AIRtec’s team of experienced fabricators, engineers and mechanics can quickly modify aircraft to meet any airborne need and certify modifications to FAA, EASA and/or DoD standards. Even the most complex modifications can be done at a fraction of the time and cost of typical DoD acquisitions without sacrificing mission objectives. Our fleet of aircraft includes long range and high endurance platforms, with operators and testers able to gather large amounts of data for projects in the minimum number of flights.