Sacramento International Airport Advances in Critical Funding Program

The Build America Bureau Credit Review Team voted on January 10 to advance the Sacramento International Airports (SMF) Pedestrian Walkway Project to the “Creditworthiness” stage of the Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (TIFIA) process. TIFIA is a federal program that provides low-cost loans to eligible infrastructure projects. Historically the program has focused on surface […]

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Monterey Regional Airport Awarded Two Fed Grants Totaling $25M to Improve Infrastructure

The Monterey Regional Airport was awarded two grants totaling $25 million to support enhancements to the airport through the Airport Improvement Program (AIP) and the Bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. U.S. Representative Jimmy Panetta (CA-19) announced the federal grants, which were made possible through a $22 million Federal Aviation Administration’s AIP grant to support […]

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Mayman Aerospace appoints new Chief Engineer, Manu Sharma

Mayman Aerospace has hired Dr. Manu Sharma as chief engineer. He will be responsible for the continued development of Mayman Aerospace’s range of VTOL aircraft, including Speeder, a compact, scalable, high-speed vertical take-off and landing (HSVTOL) air utility vehicle (AUV) designed for a variety of military, special missions, and commercial/private applications. The aircraft can be […]

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Reliable Robotics Demonstrates the Integration of Automated Aircraft into the NAS with the FAA

Reliable Robotics, completed a series of simulations and flight tests demonstrating successful integration of remotely piloted aircraft systems into congested airspace as part of the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Urban Air Mobility Airspace Management Demonstration (UAMD). Funded by the FAA through Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU), the demonstration included a week-long series of flights in Northern […]

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California-based Birdstop Raises Funding to Expand Network of BVLOS Drones Across America and Protect Critical Infrastructure

Remote sensing company Birdstop, Inc. raised $2.3M in funding to expand its constellation of BVLOS (Beyond Visual Line of Sight) drones across the nation’s critical infrastructure, grow its AI capabilities, and deliver more data-driven value to customers. The round was led by Lerer Hippeau and included Anorak Ventures, Correlation Ventures, Data Tech Fund, Graph Ventures, […]

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Tom Meadows Recognized with 2023 Phillips 66® Aviation’s EAA Young Eagles Leadership Award

Photo above – Left to right are, Meghan du Plessis, Director, Phillips 66 Aviation Brand Marketing; Tom Meadows, 2023 Phillips 66 Leadership Award Winner; David Leiting, EAA; Sean D. Tucker, EEA Young Eagles. Phillips 66® Aviation has announced that the 2023 Phillips 66 Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Young Eagles Leadership Award winner is Tom Meadows, […]

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