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Commerce Announces UAS Test Site Public Meeting
Post Date: Sep 09 2015

By ND Commerce
The North Dakota Department of Commerce will host representatives from the Northern Plains UAS Test Site and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for a public meeting to discuss innovation and opportunities. The meeting will take place on September 23 at 1:30 p.m. at the Alerus Conference Center in Grand Forks, ND.

FAA personnel will be present to participate in the discussion and answer questions. There is no cost to attend this meeting.

North Dakota has invested more than $34 million to establish a national UAS test site, to establish Grand Sky and to advance North Dakota’s position as a hub for the nation’s growing UAS industry

Earlier this month, the Federal Aviation Administration approved expanded operations of the Northern Plains Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Test Site to include night flight testing capabilities throughout the state of North Dakota. This authorization, granted under the FAA’s Certification of Authorization (COA) process, allows the industry more efficient access to airspace for collaborative research. The FAA was able to approve this COA application based on maturity and the demonstrated safety and operational processes used by the Northern Plains UAS Test Site. 

For additional information contact Brian Opp at the North Dakota Department of Commerce at (701) 328-5300 or by email at blopp@nd.gov.
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