Test Sites – Page 7

Test Site Researchers Expand Flights to Public Airport

Posted by Betsy Lillian on July 02, 2015

Unmanned aircraft system researchers associated with the Mid-Atlantic Aviation Partnership (MAAP) of Virginia Tech and Rutgers University recently tested new technology designed to prevent collisions with other aircraft. The flights from Cape May County Airport in New Jersey involved a [Read More]

Lone Star UAS Center Uses Situational-Awareness Tool in Flight

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 26, 2015

The Lone Star Unmanned Aircraft Systems Center of Excellence and Innovation (LSUASC) at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi says it is the first Federal Aviation Administration UAS test site operator to use Harris Corp.'s Symphony RangeVue, a new situational-awareness tool, during [Read More]

Aurora Flight Sciences Takes Centaur in the Air at UAS Test Site

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 22, 2015

In collaboration with the New York unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) test site, Aurora Flight Sciences recently conducted unmanned flights of its Centaur optionally piloted aircraft (OPA) – the first time a large-scale, fixed-wing aircraft has been flown at any of [Read More]

UAS Test Flights Detect Mock Pipeline Hazards

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 17, 2015

Unmanned aircraft researchers associated with the Mid-Atlantic Aviation Partnership (MAAP) at Virginia Tech have tested new sensor technology designed to detect potentially disruptive activities along energy pipeline routes. The recent flights near Farmville, in rural Virginia, involved a fixed-wing RS-20 [Read More]

Newsgathering Drone Testing Program Officially Begins

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 16, 2015

A coalition of 15 news media companies – in partnership with Virginia Tech, one of the bases of the six Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) test sites – has launched research testing of small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) for newsgathering. These [Read More]

Virginia Governor Launches Unmanned Systems Commission

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 15, 2015

Gov. Terry McAuliffe, D-Va., has signed Executive Order 43, which establishes the Virginia Unmanned Systems Commission, charged with bringing public- and private-sector experts together to make recommendations on how to make Virginia the national leader in unmanned systems. According to [Read More]

Mississippi State, Alaska Fairbanks Sign New UAS Agreement

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 15, 2015

Mississippi's flagship research university and the nation's northernmost land-, sea- and space-grant institution are now working together to advance the development of unmanned aircraft system solutions for the oil and gas industry. Mississippi State's David Shaw, vice president for research [Read More]

A Test Site’s Game Plan for Unmanned Aircraft Integration

Betsy Lillian
Written by Betsy Lillian on June 11, 2015

The first half of 2015 has seen a number of Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announcements regarding commercial unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), including February's proposed rules for small UAS, March's blanket Certificates of Waiver or Authorization (COAs) for Section 333 exemption [Read More]

Texas UAS Test Site Conducts RS-16’s Longest Flight Yet

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 08, 2015

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi (TAMU-CC) recently conducted a number of test flights of its largest unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), the RS-16. Through the university's Lone Star Unmanned Aircraft Systems Center (LSUASC), TAMU-CC – which has been conducting flights of the [Read More]

FAA Ruling Opens Up New Doors for UAS Test Site

Betsy Lillian
Written by Betsy Lillian on June 04, 2015

Following the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) recent issuance of blanket Certificates of Waiver or Authorization (COAs) to the six FAA-designated test sites for unmanned aircraft, the Lone Star Unmanned Aircraft Systems Center (LSUASC) of Excellence and Innovation at Texas A&M [Read More]