FAA Test Sites

CalUAS Changes Name to Monarch, Inc.

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California Unmanned Aircraft Systems (CalUAS) a company that manufacturers unmanned aircraft systems for 3D mapping in the precision agriculture, energy, and survey sectors, announced today that they are changing their company name and establishing headquarters in Ridgecrest, California. “Monarch, Inc.,…

NMSU Tests Unmanned Aircraft Over Active Mine

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New Mexico State University’s Physical Science Laboratory Unmanned Aircraft Flight Test Center acquired a Certificate of Authorization from the Federal Aviation Administration to perform aeronautical research on an unmanned aircraft system (UAS) over an active open pit mine in central…

FAA:-COE for Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS)

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In accordance with Public Law 101-508, the FAA plans to competitively select a Center of Excellence for UAS within the next year. The COE will be a geographically disbursed consortium of the FAA, university partners and their affiliates selected by the FAA Administrator to conduct UAS related research, education and training…

Nevada drone testing off to slow start

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By SEAN WHALEY CARSON CITY — Testing of unmanned aerial vehicles in Nevada has gotten off to a slower start than expected, with the first test flight in April and about $300,000 in revenue from testing collected so far, a…

New York unmanned aircraft systems test site goes live

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FAA announced the Griffiss International Airport unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) test site in Rome, New York—the fifth of six—is now operational. FAA granted the Griffiss team a two-year Certificate of Waiver or Authorization (COA) to use a PrecisionHawk Lancaster Platform UAS. The…