Iris Automation Granted Third BVLOS Waiver to Operate Without Visual Observers on Behalf of the City of Reno

Iris Automation has been granted its third waiver for Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) autonomous operations on behalf of the City of Reno Fire Department, a participant in the FAA’s BEYOND program. In conjunction with previous waivers issued to Iris Automation, this offers a wider range of options for future UAS river rescue missions […]

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Maverick Helicopters Celebrates National Aviation Day with Discounted Tours for All Aviation Employees

Maverick Helicopters is celebrating National Aviation Day on Aug. 19 with an exclusive offer for all aviation employees. Active employees including pilots, flight attendants, airport employees, and others can enjoy 20% off on many helicopter experiences when they book from Wednesday, Aug. 19 – Tuesday, Aug. 31, valid in Las Vegas, Arizona and Hawaii. “We […]

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GRASS™ Opportunity Zone Fund Acquires Tiger Field in Nevada, Expands Investment in Aviation

Growth Resources, Assets, Safety, & Stability (“GRASS™”)—a qualified opportunity zone fund focused on applying cutting-edge technology to complex compliance processes, has announced the acquisition of Tiger Field airport in Lyon County, Nevada. The acquisition adds to GRASS™’s investments in aviation technology and aircraft hangar development. Tiger Field was a public use airport owned by the […]

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Nevada Airports Association Announces Name Change to Nevada Aviation Association

The Nevada Airports Association (NvAA), an association of airport executives, policymakers, and corporate supporters announced in October 2020 that it had changed its name to the Nevada Aviation Association. The name change is another step in the evolution of the association which was first organized in 2005 as the Nevada Airport Managers Association. The name […]

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FAA Seeks Comments on Draft Environmental Assessment for Las Vegas Metroplex Project

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is seeking public comment on the Draft Environmental Assessment (Draft EA) for the Las Vegas Metroplex Project, which proposes to use cutting-edge satellite navigation to move air traffic more efficiently through Southern Nevada. While the airspace around Las Vegas is already safe, it’s not as efficient as it could be. […]

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Miracle Flights Provides 722 Free Flights for Sick Children in February 2019

The nation’s leading medical flight charity Miracle Flights announced a total of 722 commercial flights coordinated in February 2019 for critically ill children in need of life-changing medical treatment not available in their local communities—up 17 percent from February 2018’s flight count of 617 and nearly 31 percent from 552 flights coordinated in February 2017. […]

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Ainstein Selected to Provide Collision Avoidance Radar Sensor for 2019 NASA UTM Capstone Operation in Nevada

Ainstein has announced its participation in the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Unmanned Aircraft Systems Traffic Management (UTM) Technical Capability Level (TCL) 4 operation lead by the Nevada Institute for Autonomous Systems (NIAS). This NASA UTM testing operation promises to develop a safe and reliable airspace platform to integrate drones into the National Airspace […]

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