Author Archive for Patrick Egan

U.S. UAS Airspace Integration Stumbling Blocks

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1. Empirical knowledge has taken a backseat to self-aggrandizing. 2. FAA is not using the scientific method 3. Manned interests “feelings” (AOPA, ALPA, HAI) 4. DOD vendors pushing their products and agenda. 5. Not cooperating with the European airspace integration…

Area-I Hiring

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Area-I, Inc. is a metro-Atlanta-based company dedicated to the development of state-of-the-art aerospace systems. The company specializes in the development of unmanned aircraft systems and flight test related products and services. Some of Area-I’s current customers include the U.S. Air…

Moonshots and Unicorns

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So, what should we expect now that Google has joined the fray with delivery drones and the UAV Coalition? Confirmation of (more) interest in unmanned systems. The Project Wing video shows us a string around a big toe dip in…

AUVSI CEO Position

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AUVSI President & CEO Michael Toscano will retire in 2015.  The board of directors has appointed a search committee, chaired by Mark Gordon, to identify a successor.  Executive recruitment firm Korn Ferry International has been retained to assist with the…