Tag: Mid Atlantic Aviation Partnership

Virginia Tech coordinates research flights to advance unmanned aircraft delivery of medical supplies

Industry and government partners today joined forces to use unmanned aircraft systems, commonly known as drones, to deliver medical supplies to a health clinic in Wise, Virginia.The Mid-Atlantic Aviation Partnership led by Virginia Tech oversaw the groundbreaking research flights.


Researchers test avoidance technology in unmanned aircraft at Cape May Airport

Unmanned aircraft researchers associated with the Mid-Atlantic Aviation Partnership of Virginia Tech and Rutgers University recently tested new technology designed to prevent collisions with other aircraft.


Mid-Atlantic Aviation Partnership advances efforts to use unmanned aircraft for utility inspections

Unmanned aircraft researchers associated with the Mid-Atlantic Aviation Partnership at Virginia Tech tested new sensor technology designed to detect potentially disruptive activities along energy pipeline routes.


Virginia Tech test site receives more flexibility for drone research

Officials with the Mid-Atlantic Aviation Partnership at Virginia Tech welcomed the Federal Aviation Administration’s announcement last week that it will soon be simpler for the six unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) test sites to conduct research.


Mid-Atlantic Aviation Partnership advances efforts to use unmanned aircraft for utility inspections

The first Mid-Atlantic Aviation Partnership at Virginia Tech test flight using a fixed-wing unmanned aircraft to inspect an energy pipeline route — with a piloted chase plane following behind to ensure safety beyond the ground observers’ sight line — was completed last week.


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State, university leaders welcome FAA decision to test unmanned aircraft

State and university leaders in Virginia and New Jersey welcomed the Federal Aviation Administration’s approval today of their proposal to operate a test site to integrate unmanned aircraft into the national airspace.