Hassan tours Nashua aviation R&D company
NASHUA – Getting a first-hand look Friday at one of the newest aviation industry companies to land in Nashua, Sen. Maggie Hassan (D-NH) visited Rotor Technologies on Perimeter Road.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology scientists established Rotor Technologies in 2021, hoping it would develop remote piloting systems to enhance the safety and efficiency of helicopter transportation used in aerial firefighting, search and rescue, and other public operations.
“Rotor Technologies is on the cutting edge of innovation, developing new technology to make helicopter transportation safer and more efficient in high-risk situations such as search and rescue,” Hassan said.
“We are very grateful to have been welcomed so warmly into the aviation community at Nashua’s Boire airfield over the last few years and to have had the opportunity to develop world-changing aviation technology in New Hampshire,” Rotor Technologies chief operating officer Greg McMillan said.
“It was great to hear Sen. Hassan’s support for our work here, and learn that her policy goals, as well as the broader Nashua and New Hampshire community, are so well aligned with the growth of our program as we continue to invest in New Hampshire.”
New Hampshire’s congressional delegation – including Hassan, Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, Rep. Annie Kuster and Rep. Chris Pappas -announced earlier this week that Nashua Community College would receive $456,051 through the Federal Aviation Administration to help expand its technical and mechanical job training programs for the aviation industry.
Rotor Technologies has tried to raise additional funding and announced plans to grow in Nashua, bringing world-class R&D talent to the region, and opening additional R&D and prototyping capabilities.
“We hope that by bringing the best R&D scientists from around the world into New Hampshire’s long-standing tradition of world-class American engineering and aerospace, we can deliver a product that changes the game in critical public missions,” McMillan said.