Bye Aerospace, Scion Aviation to collaborate on aerospace composites work

Composites specialist Scion will help Bye develop its hybrid unmanned aerial vehicle, called Silent Sentinel.

Bye Aerospace Inc. (Denver, Colo., USA) and Scion Aviation LLC (Loveland, Colo.) on Oct. 7 announced that they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to collaborate on several anticipated projects. The MOU calls for Bye Aerospace to provide engineering and design support to Scion through its subsidiary company, Bye Engineering LLC, and Scion Aviation will act as a provider of aerospace-grade composite materials and components.

George Bye, CEO of Bye Aerospace, said Scion Aviation is well-known for its expertise and solid reputation in manufacturing advanced composite parts for the aerospace and aviation industries. "Bye Aerospace is very selective when evaluating collaborative partners to support our engineering business," he said. "In addition, Scion will be able to support the development of our composite aircraft designs, such as our hybrid unmanned aerial vehicle [H-UAV] 'Silent Sentinel' concept currently under development. Scion Aviation is an obvious choice."

James Sampson, CEO of Scion Aviation, said Bye Aerospace is a company with goals that align well with Scion's capabilities. "Bye Aerospace's approach to the design of aircraft is refreshing and innovative, and we look forward to working with them to bring these concepts to flight," he said.

Bye Aerospace works to apply clean energy solutions to  aircraft design for the business aviation and Department of Defense markets. Bye Engineering, a subsidiary of Bye Aerospace, provides precision engineering services ranging from conceptual development and preliminary design consultation to complex analysis. Scion Aviation specializes in the manufacture of high quality, advanced composite tooling and parts for primary structures of space and aircraft.