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Skyfire Establishes New HQ in Rocket City Through Partnership with City and Airport

Partnership with Huntsville, AL and Huntsville International Airport places new headquarters on over 2000 acres FAA-designated test site, with the most comprehensive airspace awareness and counter UAS systems

HUNTSVILLE, AL., June 25, 2024 – Skyfire Consulting (Skyfire) (, the most trusted and experienced public safety UAS consulting group, today announced its relocation from Atlanta to Huntsville, Alabama. This strategic move, aided in part by a partnership between the city and Huntsville International Airport positions Skyfire at the center of a thriving aerospace and defense hub, fostering collaboration and innovation within the unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) industry.

“We are pleased to have an outstanding drone company like Skyfire choose Huntsville for its U.S. headquarters,” said Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle. “Skyfire’s expertise in public safety and critical infrastructure UAS fits well into our aerospace and defense community. We welcome them to Huntsville and look forward to their growth and innovation.”

Skyfire’s new home will be on the grounds of its innovative Rise DFR (Drone First Responder) Village, the nation’s most advanced training ground for Drone First Responders (DFR). This one-of-a-kind facility provides public safety agencies, military/DOD, critical infrastructure, and private industry with best-in-class testing, training, and demonstration grounds to advance and adopt DFR programs.

“Huntsville offers an unrivaled combination of factors that make it the perfect place for Skyfire to take flight,” said Matt Sloane, Founder and CEO of Skyfire. “The airport and city’s commitment to aerospace and defense, coupled with the collaborative spirit of Rise DFR village, provides us with unparalleled access to resources, talent, and inspiration. We are thrilled to become an integral part of this vibrant community.”

“We are pleased that Skyfire is moving to our facility to join us as the newest tenant in the Huntsville UAS RTD Park,” said Butch Roberts, CEO, Huntsville International Airport. “We are glad that our infrastructure at Huntsville International will support their corporate headquarters’ move to HSV, and we look forward to them growing their presence in our community.” 

Huntsville’s allure for Skyfire extends beyond its status as a top aerospace hub. The city boasts several advantages that specifically cater to drone companies:

  • Unparalleled Infrastructure: Huntsville International Airport, a partner in Skyfire’s relocation, is a growing destination with extensive air traffic, ideal for testing and deploying UAVs in real world environments.
  • Thriving Talent Pool: Home to prestigious universities and research institutions, Huntsville fosters a highly skilled workforce in engineering, aviation, and related fields.
  • Business-Friendly Environment: The city offers a supportive environment for businesses, with attractive incentives and streamlined permitting processes.
  • Rise DFR Village: A Catalyst for Innovation: Skyfire’s co-location with its Rise DFR village places the company at the forefront of drone-focused innovation. Rise DFR village serves as a unique proving ground for testing and developing next-generation drone technologies. The village will feature a range of features, including:
    • Realistic Training Scenarios: Rise DFR Village replicates a variety of environments that first responders may encounter, including urban settings, disaster zones, and rural areas.
    • Collaboration with Industry Leaders: The Village collaborates with leading drone manufacturers and software developers to provide attendees with access to the latest technologies.
    • Focus on Integration: The training curriculum emphasizes integrating DFR operations into existing public safety workflows.

About Skyfire:

Skyfire Consulting is the most trusted and experienced public safety UAV consulting company in the United States. Specializing in pilot training, FAA consulting, SOP development, American-made drone design and manufacturing for public safety agencies, Skyfire is focused on providing solutions to the most complex needs. 

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