Optionally Piloted Aircraft AURORA SWISS AEROSPACE The Home of Autonomous Flight in Luzern

A Luzern-based research and prototype engineering company, Aurora Swiss Aerospace specializes in unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), particularly in lightweight structures, autonomy, and flight operations. We also provide support to the Swiss military procurement agency, armasuisse, for Aurora’s Centaur Optionally-Piloted Aircraft (OPA) as an UAS technology testbed.

Aurora Swiss Aerospace was started in Luzern in 2013. As part of its U.S.-based parent company Aurora Flight Sciences, Aurora Swiss Aerospace became a subsidiary of The Boeing Company in 2017.


Aurora Swiss provides engineering expertise across a wide range of disciplines related to autonomous aircraft systems.

As experts in autonomy and robotics, we are developing automated aircraft fleet-management systems and common autonomy capabilities that can be implemented across multiple platforms.

Our engineering team is well versed in mechanical and structures design, particularly using carbon-fiber composites for the design of novel aircraft types. Our projects have included Aurora’s Odysseus pseudo-satellite and multiple Urban Air Mobility vehicles.


We offer custom solutions in autonomous aircraft systems, from outright system sales to short- and long-term leases, to turnkey fee-for-service efforts. We support Aurora’s current portfolio of aircraft programs to meet customer requirements.

Aurora’s aircraft programs include Centaur, an optionally piloted aircraft (OPA) system that combines the best of piloted, unpiloted, and hybrid capabilities for multiple missions of crew training, intelligence, and flight testing. Learn more.


From aircraft handling and scheduled maintenance to aircraft and engine overhauls, Aurora Swiss Aerospace supports not only Aurora-developed UAS systems, but also those from third-party OEMs. We can support your aircraft program from Aurora’s own facilities or on-site at customer locations. Aurora Swiss Aerospace is known for its flexibility to best serve our customers, no matter where they are.


We offer extensive UAS operations services, including operator training, operations support, and full-service operations packages. Under fee-for-service contracts, Aurora Swiss Aerospace can provide comprehensive capabilities, including:

  • UAS aircraft and ground control station (GCS) hardware
  • Air vehicle and/or sensor operators and support personnel
  • System maintenance and support
  • Data output and PED in customer formats

Our personnel can act as a separate but connected team, or we can be tightly integrated with our customers. We offer operations support locally and worldwide.

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