NCDOT Joins FEMA Drone Working Group

Drones are an increasingly integral part of all emergency response operations, so the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) is working to make sure the state’s drone operators are prepared when disaster strikes. NCDOT’s Division of Aviation Office UAS (Unmanned Aircraft Systems, or ‘drones’) Program Office, in partnership with N.C. Emergency Management, is working with […]

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PrecisionHawk Joins its Home State of North Carolina as 1 of 10 Chosen for Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration Pilot Program

PrecisionHawk Inc., a leading provider of enterprise drone technology, today announced that it was selected to participate with its home state of North Carolina in 1 of 10 pilot programs focused on drone integration, introduced by the Trump administration last year. The project was chosen by the Department of Transportation (DOT) from 150 applications submitted […]

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NCDOT Hosts Outer Banks Drone Workshop

With drones able to do more than ever before, the N.C. Department of Transportation wants to help educate local government agencies and businesses on some of those potential practical applications. A capacity crowd was on hand Thursday as NCDOT’s Division of Aviation Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Program Office hosted a free workshop for government and […]

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FAA to Hold Meetings on CLT Environmental Study

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will host public scoping meetings next month for the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for Charlotte Douglas International Airport’s (CLT) proposed fourth parallel runway and other projects. The meetings will help residents learn about the Airport’s proposed projects, and help define the purpose and scope of the study.  Charlotte’s Airport Capacity […]

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NCDOT Proposes Drone-Based Medical Supply Delivery

The N.C. Department of Transportation’s Division of Aviation has submitted a proposal to be a part of the Federal Aviation Administration’s Drone Integration Pilot Program (IPP).  If accepted, part of this proposal would bring unmanned medical supply delivery, and the jobs that come with it, to the state. The primary focus of NCDOT’s proposal is […]

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FAA Approves First STC for SmartSky

SmartSky’s best-in-class, future-ready airborne network got a boost today from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Avidyne Corporation, SmartSky’s avionics manufacturing partner, was awarded the first supplemental type certificate (STC) that provides for the installation and operation of a SmartSky 4G LTE system, in this case, on a Cessna Citation Excel. Avidyne CEO Dan Schwinn stated, […]

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