A start-up that has raised $7.5 million in capital from Silicon Valley-based funds is setting-up shop in nearby Crossville.
Whisper Aero is focused on developing the next generation of quiet, electric thrusters for drones, aircraft, and eVTOLs (electric vertical takeoff and landing) and will create 47 new jobs over the next five years at its Cumberland County headquarters. The company recently completed two contracts with the U.S. Air Force to develop and mature Whisper Aero’s proprietary hardware and software technologies.
In a news release announcing the economic development win for a rural county, Mark Moore, Whisper Aero’s Chief Executive Officer, said the company “is thrilled to contribute to Tennessee’s vibrantly expanding tech community. Tennessee is ripe with precision manufacturing talent, beautiful national parks, and a network of general aviation infrastructure ready for the next century of electric aviation.”
Hiring is under way for engineers, technical specialists, and technicians. Those interested can learn more here.