Northern Plains UAS Test Site Soliciting Proposals for UAS to Support Site Acceptance Testing of North Dakota’s Statewide BVLOS Network

The Northern Plains UAS Test Site (NPUASTS) is soliciting proposals for the purchase of an Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS), or drone, for the North Dakota statewide beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) network. This aircraft will be used to support Site Acceptance Testing of the network and use-case development. Proposals should also contain a two-year […]

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System Integrators Selected for North Dakota’s Statewide UAS BVLOS Network

Three leading aviation infrastructure companies have been selected to provide systems engineering and integration services to build, implement, and operate North Dakota’s first-of-its-kind, aviation-grade, statewide network for flying unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS). Collins Aerospace, a Raytheon Technologies Company, L3Harris Technologies, and Thales USA have been contracted to work with […]

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North Dakota Airline Passenger Levels Drop to Record Low Due to COVID-19

North Dakota’s eight commercial service airports during the month of April experienced their lowest monthly passenger count on record since the state began tracking passenger boarding numbers 40 years ago.  Approximately 5,000 passengers or 5% of the normal expected passenger numbers flew out of North Dakota’s airports throughout the month of April which is directly […]

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Tioga Municipal Airport Awarded “2019 General Aviation Airport of the Year”

Photo above – Left to right are, North Dakota Aeronautics Commission Executive Director – Kyle Wanner, Tioga Municipal Airport Authority Manager and Chairperson – Chris Norgaard, and Airport Association of North Dakota President – Matthew Remynse. The Tioga Municipal Airport has received the North Dakota “2019 General Aviation Airport of the Year” award. The award […]

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Williston Basin International Airport Awarded “2019 Commercial Service Airport of the Year”

Photo above – Left to right are, North Dakota Aeronautics Commission Executive Director – Kyle Wanner, Williston Basin International Airport Assistant Director – Ryan O’Rear, Williston Basin International Airport Director – Anthony Dudas, and Airport Association of North Dakota President – Matthew Remynse. The Williston Basin International Airport has received the North Dakota “2019 Commercial […]

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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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