Karem Aircraft develops and manufactures advanced fixed-wing and rotary-wing aircraft, including manned and unmanned high-efficiency tiltrotors. Karem’s patented Optimum Speed Tiltrotor (OSTR) technology combines the fast, inexpensive, safe operation of efficient fixed-wing airplanes with the robust hover capability of helicopters. Our team of world-class engineers, technicians, and professionals work to create innovative vehicles and improved mobility, including best-in-class rotorcraft and aircraft solutions for commercial and military markets. The company is headquartered in Orange County, California with offices in York, Virginia and Victorville, California.

Efforts

Joint Multi-Role Technology Demonstration: In partnership with the U.S. Army, Karem is developing large-scale Optimum Speed Tiltrotor technology through a funded hardware program in support of Future Vertical Lift.

Electric Vertical Takeoff and Landing (eVTOL) Aircraft: Karem is applying its decades of innovative aircraft design and proprietary VTOL technology to the eVTOL market in partnership with Uber. In the future, it will offer riders a 10x improved transport experience by flying above traffic, point-to-point, at speeds up to 200 mph – all at the cost of an uberX ride today.

History

Karem Aircraft was founded by Abe Karem in 2004. Karem Aircraft is a participant in the US Army’s Joint Multi-Role Technology Demonstration (JMR TD) program. Other recent Karem contributions include work on DARPA’s VTOL X-Plane (VXP) program and DoD’s Joint Heavy Lift (JHL) and Joint Future Theater Lift (JFTL) programs. Several privately funded initiatives are also underway at Karem, including development of the AeroTrain® and AeroCommuter® Optimum Speed Tiltrotors intended for commercial passenger transportation.

Prior to founding Karem Aircraft, Abe Karem founded Leading Systems and Frontier Systems. Leading Systems developed the Amber and GNAT 750 (predecessors of the General Atomics MQ-1 Predator). At Frontier Systems, Abe led the development of Optimum Speed Rotor (OSR) technology and unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) systems, as well as the A160 Hummingbird Optimum-Speed Rotor UAV, now owned by Boeing.

Careers

Want to work on a world-class team and create the future of mobility? We are adding top talent in every field. Karem Aircraft offers the chance to work on challenging, critical problems, as well as competitive compensation and benefits.

We can be reached at careers@karemaircraft.com.  Karem Aircraft is an equal opportunity employer.

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