Yesterday, U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner joined Ligado Networks, the Virginia Tech Mid-Atlantic Aviation Partnership (MAAP), Dominion Virginia Power and AeroVironment to test out the inspection of critical infrastructure using drones beyond the visual line of sight (BVLOS) of the [Read More]
Thanks to a grant from the National Science Foundation’s Advanced Technological Education program, the Geospatial Technician Education-Unmanned Aircraft Systems project at Virginia Tech is one step closer to offering Virginia’s community college students training on operating small unmanned aircraft systems [Read More]
Drone Airspace Management (DAM) and Aurora Flight Sciences have joined the office of U.S. Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., in announcing the launch of the Virginia Emerging Drone Industry Cluster program. The purpose of the program, which will span three years, [Read More]
Several companies recently formed the Unmanned Systems Association of Virginia (USAV), a nonprofit coalition focused on promoting a legal and regulatory framework that supports innovation, collaboration and growth in the state’s unmanned systems industry. According to the group, the founding [Read More]
The Virginia Beach, Va.-based Aviation Institute of Maintenance has rolled out an unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) training course at two of its Virginia campuses. The two-day courses, held in Manassas and Chesapeake in September and October, respectively, are designed to [Read More]
The National Science Foundation award will help UAS operations technicians in the fields of geospatial data acquisition, analysis and exploration, according to Sens. Warner and Kaine.
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]
Regarding the potential damage drones can bring to passenger aircraft, Virginia Tech researchers are urging changes in how commercial aircraft engines are designed. According to Virginia Tech, certain drones that are sucked into a plane’s turbofan engines – be it [Read More]
At the inaugural meeting of public- and private-sector stakeholders, including Gov. Terry McAuliffe, Sen. Mark Warner stressed the importance of “pushing” the Federal Aviation Administration forward.