Test Sites – Page 2

Drone Delivery Canada Brings its Work to Alberta UAS Test Site

Posted by Betsy Lillian on January 10, 2017

Drone Delivery Canada (DDC) has formalized an agreement to expand its testing from the Waterloo, Ontario, region to Foremost, Alberta, which has an unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) test range. DDC, based out of Vaughan, Ontario, focuses on the design, development [Read More]

Vanilla Aircraft Boasts 56-Hour Flight Time for VA001 UAS

Posted by Betsy Lillian on January 06, 2017

Under the authority of the New Mexico unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) test site, Falls Church, Va.-based Vanilla Aircraft LLC recently completed a nonstop, non-refueled 56-hour flight of its VA001 drone. The flight was submitted for a world duration record for [Read More]

North Dakota UAS Test Site Nets Beyond-Line-Of-Sight Authorization

Posted by Joseph Bebon on December 28, 2016

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has approved a certificate of authorization (COA) for the Northern Plains UAS Test Site in North Dakota to oversee unmanned aircraft operations that go beyond the line of sight of the operator, according to U.S. [Read More]

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]