Bigfork, Mont.-based uAvionix, a designer and manufacturer of communications, navigation and surveillance (CNS) equipment for unmanned and manned aircraft, has announced plans to establish an office in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area.
After a nationwide search for the new location, uAvionix will bring its “HQ2” office to Leesburg, Va., where the company will focus on business operations, development and regulatory engagement – particularly in the unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) market.
“Despite all efforts by Leesburg and the local agencies to convince us to stay in Montana, this location provides fantastic brewery, winery and distillery options within just a few miles; we just couldn’t turn it down,” quips Christian Ramsey, president and local lead for HQ2. “Of lesser importance, Leesburg provides excellent transportation options domestically and internationally with nearby Dulles International Airport, as well as easy access to FAA headquarters and industry advocacy and standards groups such as Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, Association for Unmanned Systems International and RTCA.”
Paul Beard, CEO of uAvionix, adds, “HQ2 demonstrates our commitment to growth and will position uAvionix for 2019 and beyond.”