FAA Grants UT Arlington Certificate of Authorization to Fly UAVs


The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has granted the University of Texas at Arlington (UT Arlington) a certificate of authorization to fly unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) over specific university property at a height no greater than 400 feet.

UT Arlington is among several universities that are part of the Lone Star Unmanned Aircraft Systems Initiative being led by Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, according to an article by the Star-Telegram. Last month, the FAA selected Texas A&M as one of six test site operators for UAV research and development.

The article notes that UT Arlington is helping to develop sense-and-avoid capabilities for UAVs, among other research and development roles.

Read the full article here.

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