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.
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.
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.
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.
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.