Test Sites – Page 2

UAS Action in North Dakota: Senator Reviews the Latest

Posted by Betsy Lillian on December 23, 2016

Yesterday, U.S. Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., led a roundtable with U.S. Air Force (USAF) Chief of Staff General David Goldfein and officials from Grand Sky, the Grand Forks Air Force Base (GFAFB) and the North Dakota University System. Grand Sky [Read More]

N.J. Airport’s New Center to Test Airplane Inspections via Drone

Posted by Betsy Lillian on December 14, 2016

Luftronix Inc., maker of Fused Flow precision navigation technology for unmanned vehicles, is opening a test and demonstration center at the Cape May County Airport (KWWD) in Cape May, N.J. Using drones, Luftronix will conduct airplane inspections and test for [Read More]

Noise Concerns Addressed at New York UAV Test Site

Posted by Betsy Lillian on December 01, 2016

New York’s Griffiss International Airport, home to one of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) drone test sites, says it is looking into noise concerns posed by the ArcticShark unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), which has recently been appearing in the Griffiss [Read More]

Senator: UAS Integration Lies in BVLOS Ops, Traffic Management

Posted by Betsy Lillian on November 28, 2016

Speaking at the Drone Focus monthly meet-up last week in Fargo, N.D., U.S. Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., stressed that beyond-visual-line-of-sight (BVLOS) operations and unmanned traffic management (UTM) are key to demonstrating that unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) can be safely integrated [Read More]

Praxis Aerospace Notches Milestone With N.Y. UAS Test Site

Posted by Betsy Lillian on November 18, 2016

Praxis Aerospace Concepts International Inc. (PACI) has been delegated mission command authority from the New York unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) test site, operated by Griffiss International Airport in Rome, N.Y. Founded in 2011, PACI is a service-disabled veteran-owned small business [Read More]

New York Makes Big Investment in UAS Traffic Management Corridor

Posted by Betsy Lillian on November 11, 2016

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, D-N.Y., has announced a $30 million investment to develop a 50-mile flight traffic management system in the state.

Mississippi Joins Pan-Pacific UAS Test Range Complex

Posted by Betsy Lillian on November 09, 2016

The state of Mississippi has joined Alaska, Oregon and Hawaii as a full member in the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF)-led Pan-Pacific UAS Test Range Complex (PPUTRC), one of the Federal Aviation Administration’s seven unmanned aircraft system (UAS) test sites. [Read More]

Boulder, Nev., Green-Lights Land Lease for Commercial Droneport

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 27, 2016

The city council of Boulder, Nev., has green-lighted a 20-year land lease for Aerodrome to build what the company has called the world’s first commercial droneport and teaching facility. According to coverage from the Boulder City Review, the council’s unanimous [Read More]

Tillamook Range Tests Drone Flights at the Edge of Space

Posted by Joseph Bebon on October 10, 2016

Near Space Corp. (NSC), operator of the UAS test range at Tillamook, Ore., says it successfully flew a drone from the edge of space to operate as a surrogate test bed for technologies supporting new suborbital reusable launch vehicles (SRLVs) [Read More]

Chipotle at Virginia Tech: Food Delivery via UAS Takes Another Step Forward

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 08, 2016

Through the drone tests, Project Wing and Virginia Tech will explore food-delivery constraints such as time, temperature, frequency and packaging.