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AUVSI 2014: Second FAA test site goes operational

9th May 2014 - 09:00 GMT | by Andrew White in London


The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has announced that the second of six test sites, designed to assist the integration of unmanned systems into the national airspace, has become operational.

According to the FAA, the University of Alaska’s (UoA’s) UAS test site launched its first official test flights on the morning of 5 May. The university, based at Fairbanks, was granted a Certificate of Authorisation (CoA) to fly animal surveillance operations at the Pan-Pacific Test Range Complex in January along with five other sites.

North Dakota’s Northern Plains UAS Test Site became the first FAA-sponsored test site to go

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Andrew White


Andrew White

Andrew is a former editor of Digital Battlespace and Unmanned Vehicles magazines. Andrew joined Shephard …

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