Meta Special Aerospace

Full-service special missions C4ISR solution provider.

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Meta Special Aerospace’s team of experts have designed, rebuilt, improved, operated, and delivered high-reliability advanced multi-spectral airborne payloads and training to our tip of the spear forces consistently for over 30 years. Throughout our history, we have developed and built over 100 modified King Air and expanded this reach into custom enhancements for the entire King Air Family and other general and business aviation-class aircraft. In addition to modified aircraft, our experts have developed products for government and international security services, providing many modifications, ISR solutions, and Special Missions Operations.


Meta Special Aerospace provides a full range of aerospace solutions from integrated Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) operational services, to specialized training and exercise support, to advanced mission payload technologies, to Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) and aircraft integration services.

Contracted C4ISR Operations

We provide turnkey C4ISR solutions – from custom aircraft design and engineering, to sustainment and logistics support, to certification and training support, to processing, exploitation, and dissemination – supporting our international partners and US government operations across the globe for over a decade, including the AFRICOM Sable Spear Program.

Aircraft System Integration and Modernization

Understanding the evolving landscape in customer demand, we maintain a rolling aircraft acquisition, maintenance, upgrade, modification, and logistics support program for commercial aviation, as well as special mission aircraft with leading C4ISR capabilities for our defense partners ready to deploy at any time.

Services and Capabilities

Meta Special Aerospace’s integrated solutions are the product of our deep stack of airborne ISR capabilities and related design, acquisition, engineering, training, operations, and exploitation services offered to our customers in either integrated packages or as standalone services.

Level 0 - Design and Architect

Airborne ISR Solution Architecture

We analyze our customers’ desired effects to derive concepts of operations, technical requirements, and precise solutions specifications for cutting-edge airborne ISR.

  • Proven aircraft, sensor, and communication integration concepts and design
  • Concept development and deployment planning to optimize deployment of airborne ISR systems
  • Technical analysis and selection of multi-sensor systems to satisfy the most difficult collection requirements
  • Collection management planning and operational design
  • Development of Processing, Exploitation, and Dissemination (PED) systems supporting ISR operations

Level 1 - Acquire and Manage

Acquisition and Program Management

We combine our deep finance expertise with our industry-seasoned program management personnel to provide our customers with full-service military aircraft acquisition, modification, integration, and operations support.

  • International and domestic acquisition structuring, financing, certification, and logistics support
  • Qualified personnel with Project Management Institute (PMI) Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) and Project Management Professional (PMP) certifications
  • Successfully acquired and modified a fleet of King Air aircraft from the Royal Australian Air Force for our defense customers

Level 2 - Build & Engineer

Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul (MRO)

We offer a full spectrum of aviation services including complex special mission integration, aircraft modernization and upgrades, maintenance, and logistics support. We design, prototype, engineer, and field-test for commercial, military, and government special mission applications for our US government and international defense customers, OEM partners, and private aircraft owners.


  • FAA Part 145 repair station specializing medium turboprop and jet aircraft – including Beechcraft King Air Series, B1900, Dash 8 Series, Gulfstream G Series, Cessna Citation, Learjet, and Dassault Falcon – services including inspection, scheduled maintenance and systems integration
  • Provide custom-designed aircraft performance STC applications for fuel efficiency, gross weight increase, payload provisions, custom tire modifications, and light weight interior modifications
  • Upgrade or replace existing avionics systems to include installation of laser wire harness identification
  • Service and deliver aircraft internationally to include Australia, Canada, Central and South America, Mexico, and Western Europe
  • AS9110C certification
  • Depot-level and heavy repair MRO capabilities
  • ISO 9001:2015 quality certification
  • Full service FBO based at Wiley Post Airport (KPWA) in OKC
  • Comprehensive parts chain for commercial and defense programs (DCMA certified)

Level 3 - Train & Exercise

Exercise and Training Support

We offer advanced ISR support tailored to meet our partners’ specific exercise and training requirements. Our team of expert pilots and sensor operators conduct real-world scenarios – whether it’s in the classroom, on land, or in the air – to ensure our partners in the field will be fully mission-capable.


  • Pilots and sensor operators with extensive close air support (CAS) and Joint Terminal Attack Controller (JTAC) backgrounds provide a customized training experience, meeting JTAC Memorandum of Agreement requirements
  • Customizable, multi-discipline course offerings in addition to our intelligence operator courses
  • Fixed site and mobile training offerings available

Level 4 - Operate & Sustain

Airborne ISR

We deliver integrated, turnkey airborne Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (AISR) solutions to our defense partners – from design and integration, to sustainment and modification, to maintenance and logistics support, and collection and dissemination – in austere expeditionary environments.

  • Fleet of 17 King-Air B200/B350s equipped with industry-leading technology including FMV, SIGINT, LOS, BLOS, and other proprietary systems
  • Proprietary KA350 maximum endurance system provides 11+ hour endurance and 35% greater on-station coverage than stock 350ER.
  • Over 7,000 missions flown, spanning over 100,000 mishap-free flight hours.
  • Secure and accredited aircraft hangars and classrooms located in Oklahoma City, OK and Wilmington, NC
  • Deployed highly experienced former military pilots, ISR sensor operators, and specialized maintenance teams to austere, remote worldwide locations.

Level 5 - Affect & Evolve

Advanced Payloads and Deliverables (AP&D)

With our deep roots in the special operations community, and through our extensive PED services, we analyze, test, integrate, and deliver actionable data to our SOF customers to meet our customers’ greatest technical challenges. We focus on incorporating versatile, modular, and cost-effective systems that rely on open architecture and scalable technologies.

  • Research, development, and operational testing of cutting edge tactics, techniques, and procedures in support of current technology and future technological capabilities.
  • Expertise to gather, process, exploit and disseminate collected information rapidly for actionable intelligence; an important piece to the Find, Fix, Finish, Exploit, Analyze and Disseminate (F3EAD) cycle.
  • Active partnerships with ISR sensor, communications, and application developers to ensure a leading edge on concepts and technology development
  • Highly experienced Technical Services Group specializing in aircraft modifications, certification, mission system integration, and studies and analysis
  • Integration of multiple intelligence sensors to include a combination of EO/IR, SAR, WAMI, Maritime Radar, SIGINT and others.
  • A ready fleet of ISR R&D platforms that enable test and evaluation in realistic, complex environments
  • Direct access to GSA Schedule 66


Air Charter Services

Aviation Services

Aviation Maintenance Parts and Products

Fixed Base Operator (FBO)

Customers and Partners

Our History

Meta Special Aerospace and its subsidiaries previously operated as Commuter Air Technology (CAT), Valair, Alpha28, and Mission Transportation.


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