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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NCDOT Hosts Drone Workshop in Thomasville

As more and more industries are incorporating drones into their practices, the N.C. Department of Transportation wants to help educate local agencies and businesses on some of those potential applications. A capacity crowd was on hand Thursday as NCDOT’s Division of Aviation Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Program Office hosted a free workshop for government and […]

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NCDOT to Host Drone Workshop in Wilmington

The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) will be conducting a drone workshop for commercial and government operators on Thursday, Sept. 28, at the McKeithan Center on the Cape Fear Community College North Campus. The workshop is hosted by NCDOT’s Division of Aviation Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Program Office, and is focused on commercial and […]

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