North Dakota Signs Participating Addendum with Avion Unmanned to Provide Drone Services to Public Agencies

Avion Unmanned, the Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) division of Avion Solutions, Inc., signed a participating addendum with the State of North Dakota and all its state agencies, political subdivisions and institutions. This contract opens the door for Avion Unmanned to provide UAS services to state and local government agencies in North Dakota. “Providing a simplified […]

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Williston Basin International Airport Opens; Burns & McDonnell Completes Multiple Design & Construction Projects

The Williston Basin International Airport (XWA) in North Dakota is open with flights beginning on Oct. 10. Burns & McDonnell served as the designer of record and on-site construction representative for several projects for the ground-up construction of the airport, which was constructed to serve increased commercial aircraft traffic and support the growing economy. The […]

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Airbus Aerial Receives Waiver for Urban BVLOS UAS Flight Operations Over Populated Areas in North Dakota

Airbus Aerial has been granted a waiver by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to conduct Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) operations in Grand Forks, ND without the need for a visual observer. The waiver allows Airbus Aerial to conduct such operations as part of North Dakota Department of Transportation’s UAS […]

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North Dakota Awards $3.5 Million for Airport Infrastructure Grants

On June 6th the North Dakota Aeronautics Commission finalized approximately $3.5 million in infrastructure grant allocations to multiple public airports throughout the state.  There were 165 individual projects that received grant awards at 58 different public-use airports throughout the state. Additionally, the Aeronautics Commission also provided aviation education grants as follows: $7,930 to the Dakota […]

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