American Aerospace selected to join the Vantis Statewide UAS flight Network in North Dakota
Conshohocken, PA (JUNE 06, 2022)- American Aerospace Technologies, Inc. has been selected as one of six winners by Vantis to utilize North Dakota’s statewide unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) network. AATI was selected as a winner following a request for proposal (RFP) seeking multiple UAS to support operational testing of Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) flights along the statewide UAS network. The test flights performed by AATI will provide data and additional network testing and will be provided to Vantis to ensure safety standards are upheld throughout the network. AATI flight data will be shared with the Vantis network to help promote the case for type-certification through the FAA for these aircraft.
“BVLOS UAS operating at medium altitudes (between 400 and 10,000 feet) represent the next revolution in unmanned aviation. In many applications, they offer incredible increases in safety, efficiency and productivity over drones as well as conventional aircraft. We are thrilled to be working with the Vantis team on our common goal of validating their safety and effectiveness for routine operations at scale.”
American Aerospace Technologies, Inc. will be conducting medium-altitude, long endurance UAS missions within the Vantis network, focusing on pipeline and other linear infrastructure applications.
The Northern Plains UAS Test Site is one of seven Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) unmanned aircraft system (UAS) test sites in the nation. The mission of the NPUASTS is to collaborate with FAA and industry partners to develop systems, rules, and procedures to safely integrate unmanned aircraft into the National Airspace System without negatively impacting existing general or commercial aviation. NPUASTS is administering Vantis.
Vantis is North Dakota’s statewide unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) network, the first of its kind in the nation. Created by North Dakota with an initial investment in 2019, Vantis provides turnkey support to commercial and public UAS operators through infrastructure and regulatory approvals allowing applications and usability over a variety of industries. Visit VantisUAS.com for more information.
American Aerospace Technologies, Inc. provides platform-neutral solutions for near real time (nRT) infrastructure patrol, emergency response and mapping. Flying long endurance UAS Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) in the national airspace system since 2010.