Empirical Systems Aerospace, Inc. (ESAero) is an aerospace engineering design and manufacturing company working on military and commercial air vehicle designs, electric and hybrid propulsion system development, aircraft modifications, sub-scale technology demonstrators, rapid system prototyping, design for manufacturing, low-rate initial production, and manufacturing. An “Advanced Design Group to Advanced Design Groups”, ESAero is the Prime Contractor and Integrator of the NASA X-57 “Maxwell” all-electric airplane. ESAero customers include multiple NASA Centers, AFRL, AMRDEC, and large systems integrators. With a 32,000 sq.ft. design & manufacturing facility located in San Luis Obispo, CA., ESAero has expanded operations and airport space for system testing and product development.