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Nevada-based Consortium using Drone America UAV Completes First Long-Distance Beyond Line of Sight Urban Package Delivery

2017-02-28T23:47:35+00:00February 22nd, 2017|

Nevada Team records longest Unmanned Aerial Package Delivery flight in the U.S. Hawthorne, NV – The Nevada Drone Industry set a new long-distance record for aerial package delivery flying a fixed-wing Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) under beyond line of sight conditions.  The backdrop was an urban environment set among the scenic area of Walker Lake [...]

Drone America and DRI unmanned cloud-seeding realizes beyond visual line of sight

2017-03-01T00:07:19+00:00February 16th, 2017|

RENO – Nevada’s unmanned cloud-seeding research team today realized another fundamental capability in its effort toward enhancing snowfall in mountainous regions of the West. Flown at Hawthorne Industrial Airport under Nevada UAS Test Sites Certificate of Authorization (COA) and led by the Desert Research Institute (DRI) flight operations node, the Drone America Savant™ unmanned aircraft [...]

Research Takes Flight with NV Energy Drone Pilot Program

2016-11-02T15:36:42+00:00November 2nd, 2016|

RENO, Nev. – Nov. 1, 2016 - NV Energy announced today that with several partners, it has completed a drone pilot program to inspect, collect and analyze data on sections of its transmission and distribution lines. All of the flights were successfully conducted under visual line-of-sight (VLOS) conditions. The data collected was then incorporated into [...]

Drone America Receives EDAWN Award

2016-10-18T17:08:29+00:00October 18th, 2016|

The Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada (EDAWN) presented Drone America with the Small Company of the Year award at the 5th Annual EDAWN Existing Industry Awards in Reno, Nevada. The award celebrates exemplary performance in sustainability, manufacturing, innovation, and community participation as well as an overall contribution to the region and State. This is the [...]

Unmanned cloud-seeding gains ejectable flare capabilities

2017-08-29T17:09:12+00:00June 23rd, 2016|

Reno, NV, June 23, 2016– Unmanned aerial cloud-seeding reached a new milestone through the successful  integration and deployment of 14 ejectable cloud-seeding flares at low altitude. In several test passes, Drone America’s Savant™ sUAS aircraft deployed its silver-iodide cloud-seeding payload 75 feet over the Hawthorne Industrial Airport’s runway with direct supervision from local fire [...]

DOT and FAA Finalize Rules for Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems

2016-06-21T16:26:05+00:00June 21st, 2016|

June 21, 2016- Today the Federal Aviation Administration announced their first operational plans for routine commercial use of small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). The plans include updates to FAA airworthiness certification requirements, remote pilot in command and operation limits. For the complete release and info : VISIT FAA NEWS

Drone America and ALEX host Aerospace Day

2016-05-19T17:52:09+00:00May 18th, 2016|

In an education partnership event with Aerospace Learning Xperience (ALEX), Drone America and ALEX hosted an aerospace day for a 6th grade class from St. Albert the Great Elementary School at the ALEX Facility in Stead, Nevada. The event featured flight simulations, hands-on drone flying with Drone America staff in their Aviary drone cage, and one-on-one [...]