Test Sites – Page 5

Energy Department Lab Takes Flight at Oregon UAS Test Site

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 08, 2016

Pendleton UAS Range (PUR), the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) and ArgenTech Solutions (AgTS) recently conducted unmanned aircraft system (UAS) operations above the fields of Pendleton, Ore. The flights were conducted in support of PNNL aircrew currency and science sensor [Read More]

Sen. Schumer Underscores Importance of Extending FAA UAS Test Sites

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 01, 2016

For the upcoming Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reauthorization bill, U.S. Sen. Charles E. Schumer, D-N.Y., is pushing for an extension of the six FAA-designated unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) test sites. According to Schumer, the Northeast UAS Airspace Integration Research (NUAIR) [Read More]

N.Y. Congressmen Tout FAA Reauthorization for Test Site, Local Economy

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 16, 2016

U.S. Reps. John Katko, R-N.Y.-24, and Richard Hanna, R-N.Y.-22, both members of the House’s committee on transportation and infrastructure, are touting the benefits to the unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) test sites of the recently proposed Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reauthorization. [Read More]

Commercial Droneport and Teaching Facility Coming to Nevada

Posted by Betsy Lillian on December 14, 2015

The Aerodrome and its partner, the City of Boulder City, Nev., have announced what they say is the world’s first commercial droneport and teaching facility. The Eldorado Droneport, open to the public but privately operated, offers training for unmanned aircraft [Read More]

UAS Test Site Alliance Combines Airworthiness Certification, Flight Testing

Posted by Betsy Lillian on December 08, 2015

The Mid-Atlantic Aviation Partnership (MAAP) at Virginia Tech, home to one of the six Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)-selected unmanned aircraft system (UAS) test sites, has signed an agreement with The Omnicon Group, a New York-based engineering company with experience in [Read More]

N.D. Senator Recognized for Work to Cultivate State’s UAS Industry

Posted by Betsy Lillian on December 04, 2015

Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., has been recognized for his work in establishing and expanding the unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) industry in North Dakota. Executives from Altavian and ComDel Innovations presented the senator with Altavian’s Nova F6500 UAS, which was manufactured [Read More]

FAA Green-Lights UAS up to 15K Feet in Colorado’s San Luis Valley

Posted by Betsy Lillian on November 03, 2015

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has approved unmanned aircraft system (UAS) flights for a collaboration involving six Colorado counties, the University of Colorado Boulder and nonprofit aerospace advocacy group UAS Colorado. Through the FAA-issued Certificates of Waiver or Authorization, the [Read More]

N.D. Senator Touts Grand Sky UAS Park to Crowd at Google Event

Posted by Betsy Lillian on November 03, 2015

At the Google Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Airspace Seminar this week, U.S. Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., pitched North Dakota’s new business and technology park, Grand Sky, as an up-and-coming hub for UAS technology. With companies such as Northrop Grumman and [Read More]

Texas A&M Test Site, FAA Hold Public Meeting on UAS Progress

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 28, 2015

In a public meeting on Sept. 25, the Texas unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) test site, along with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), gave an update on progress and answered questions to a crowd of about 170 people. Officials from Texas [Read More]

North Dakota UAS Test Site Secures Five-Year Contract with NASA

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 22, 2015

The North Dakota Department of Commerce has been awarded a five-year contract to support NASA’s unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) research. Under the contract, the North Dakota Department of Commerce, operating through the Northern Plains UAS Test Site, received an initial [Read More]