Thursday, June 19, 2014
FAA Approves RS-16 For Commercial UAS Ops
[Avionics Today June 19, 2014] The FAA has issued a Certificate of Authorization (COA) to the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) to begin commercial operations of the RS-16 Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS), manufactured by the American Aerospace Airborne Systems Group (AAAI), in New Jersey. Under the approval, NJIT can begin flying the RS-16 within civilian airspace.
"This is the first COA issued by the FAA in the state of New Jersey, quite an accomplishment for NJIT. AAAI was very pleased to support NJIT in developing the COA, and looks forward to working with an exceptional team of researchers to evaluate the use of UAS in responding to natural disasters," said AAAI CEO David Yoel.