Test Sites – Page 9

Avwatch Chosen to Manage UAS Test Ranges in MA

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 26, 2015

The Massachusetts unmanned aerial systems (UAS) test ranges at Joint Base Cape Cod (JBCC) and other test sites in the state will now be operated and managed by Avwatch of Plymouth, Mass. MassDevelopment, the state’s finance and development agency, selected [Read More]

Virginia UAS Test Site Conducts Infrastructure Inspection

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 23, 2015

The Mid-Atlantic Aviation Partnership (MAAP) at Virginia Tech has completed a test flight of a fixed-wing unmanned aircraft to inspect an energy pipeline route. The flight, lasting about 90 minutes, covered around 11 miles over a Colonial Pipeline Co. right [Read More]

Oregon Invests in UAS, ‘the Future of the Aviation Industry’

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 23, 2015

Gov. Kate Brown, D-Ore., Business Oregon and the City of Pendleton have announced a $545,000 state investment to help make eastern Oregon a premiere test range for commercial unmanned aerial systems (UAS). ‘This new funding represents more than an investment [Read More]

Boeing to Conduct Milestone UAS Demos in Denmark

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 18, 2015

Boeing subsidiary Insitu Inc. will conduct Denmark's first-ever beyond visual line of sight unmanned aerial system (UAS) flight. On May 28, in cooperation with the Danish Transport Authority, Insitu will perform the flights at Hans Christian Anderson (HCA) airport with [Read More]

Upcoming Hearing: Senate Subcommittee on UAS Key Considerations

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 18, 2015

U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H. – chair of the Subcommittee on Aviation Operations, Safety and Security – will convene a hearing on key considerations for unmanned aerial systems (UAS). The hearing, entitled ‘Unmanned Aircraft Systems: Key Considerations Regarding Safety, Innovation, [Read More]

UAS Business and Aviation Park Opens for Development in Midwest

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 24, 2015

Grand Sky unmanned aerial systems (UAS) park in Grand Forks County, N.D., is now open and is taking applications for built-to-suit site tenancy. Backed by a consortium of private equity investors seeking commercial UAS opportunities, Grand Sky is seeking tenants [Read More]

FAA Expands UAS Airspace in North Dakota

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 11, 2015

In collaboration with the Northern Plains Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Test Site, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has expanded the UAS airspace in the state of North Dakota. The authorization, granted under the FAA's Certification of Authorization (COA) process, allows [Read More]

TV Network Joins News Media Coalition for UAS Testing

Posted by Betsy Lillian on January 27, 2015

Television network Fusion has joined the coalition of news media companies partnering with Virginia Tech to test small unmanned aerial systems (UAS). The partnership between the coalition and Virginia Tech is designed to conduct controlled safety testing of a series [Read More]

Media Companies, Virginia Tech to Test Newsgathering UAS

Posted by Betsy Lillian on January 15, 2015

Ten news media companies are partnering with Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University to test small unmanned aerial systems (UAS) at the Virginia UAS test site. The partnership between the news media coalition and Virginia Tech is designed to conduct [Read More]

Minnesota Company Gets FAA Certification for MAGPIE MP-1 UAS

Posted by Betsy Lillian on December 29, 2014

Sensurion Aerospace says it has received a Special Airworthiness Certificate (SAC) from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for the MAGPIE MP-1 unmanned aerial system (UAS). With the issuance of the certification, the Minnesota-based company says, its MAGPIE MP-1 unmanned aircraft [Read More]