Test Sites – Page 4

Virginia Governor Announces Nearly $1M for UAS Research

Posted by Betsy Lillian on May 24, 2016

Gov. Terry McAuliffe, D-Va., has announced $950,000 in funding dedicated to equipment for a new 5,000-square-mile unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) test range recently approved by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in Virginia. The Virginia Tech Mid-Atlantic Aviation Partnership – which [Read More]

Senate THUD Bill Includes $18.4M for Drone Research

Posted by Betsy Lillian on May 24, 2016

The Senate recently passed the $56.5 billion Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Act (THUD), which includes $18.4 million for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) research. Of the $18.4 million, $10 million is provided for the FAA’s Center of Excellence (COE) [Read More]

BVLOS Drone Flights Conducted in Support of Energy Industry in Va.

Posted by Betsy Lillian on May 23, 2016

American Aerospace Technologies Inc. (AATI) says it has completed unmanned aircraft system (UAS) test flights beyond the visual line of sight (BVLOS) from Virginia’s Farmville Regional Airport. In support of the energy industry, the flights implemented AATI’s RS-20 drones and [Read More]

Textron Expands UAS Training & Maintenance Hub to Support Industry Growth

Posted by Betsy Lillian on May 13, 2016

Textron Systems Unmanned Systems, a Textron Inc. business, has announced the grand opening of its new unmanned aircraft system (UAS) training and maintenance facility, the Unmanned Systems Service & Support Center, in Blackstone, Va. With assistance from Virginia Tech’s Mid-Atlantic [Read More]

Oregon UAS FutureFarm Offers Real-World Drone Testing for Agriculture

Posted by Betsy Lillian on May 05, 2016

SOAR Oregon, a nonprofit organization focused on the development of the unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) industry in Oregon, has announced a grant award to the City of Pendleton for the establishment of the Oregon UAS FutureFarm project at the UAS [Read More]

Lone Star UAS Center Deems NASA Research Test Flights a Success

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 26, 2016

In collaboration with NASA, each of the six Federal Aviation Administration unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) test sites recently participated in the largest test yet of NASA’s unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) traffic management (UTM) research platform. The test included up to [Read More]

In Coordination with NASA, FAA Test Sites to Simultaneously Fly 24 Drones

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 18, 2016

In a test of its unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) traffic management (UTM) research platform, NASA is organizing 24 simultaneous UAS flights, which will take place at the six Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) test sites around the U.S. Participating UAS operators [Read More]

FAA Reauthorization Amendments Would Streamline UAS Research, Extend Test Sites

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 13, 2016

The U.S. Senate has approved an amendment authored by Sen. Thad Cochran, R-Miss., to ensure greater public- and private-sector coordination of research and policy development for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), the mission of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Center of [Read More]

N.Y. UAS Test Site Partners with Nevada Company for Potential NASA Research

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 04, 2016

Praxis Aerospace Concepts International Inc. (PACI) has entered into a partnership with the New York unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) test site, located at Griffiss International Airport in Oneida County. Founded in 2011, PACI is a service-disabled, veteran-owned small business based [Read More]

U.S. Senator Highlights Test Site Reauthorization as Legislative Priority

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 11, 2016

U.S. Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev., is highlighting the importance of the proposed reauthorization – in the Senate’s FAA Reauthorization Act of 2016 – of the six Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)-designated test sites for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). As a member [Read More]