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The following Lone Star UAS Center of Excellence & Innovation news articles are primarily press releases from the Marketing & Communications department at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi and LSUASC.

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April 20, 2016

UAS Safety: Efforts Underway at Lone Star UAS Center

With news of a drone striking a British Airways flight on Sunday, April 17, attention is again on the safety of integrating unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) or drones, in the airspace with piloted aircraft. The Lone Star UAS Center at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi is one of six federally designated test sites working with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to develop procedures to safely allow drones in the national airspace. Lone Star UAS Center Executive Director Jerry Hendrix is available to speak to safety issues of flying drones and steps that are underway to address two key concerns, certification/credentialing and traffic management. Read more >>

March 29, 2016

TEEX/LSUASC Credentialing Program Supports Safe Operation Of Unmanned Aerial Systems

A new credentialing program for civilian operators of small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) was announced by the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX) and the Lone Star UAS Center of Excellence and Innovation (LSUASC) this week at the Texas UAS Summit & Expo in Austin. The program is aimed at individual operators and small UAS service providers nationwide who have obtained a Section 333 exemption from the Federal Aviation Administration to operate in the national airspace system. The first two companies to complete the rigorous credentialing testing are Aviation Unmanned headquartered in Dallas and HUVRDATA based in Austin. Read more >>

February 17, 2016

Workhorse continues R&D on Horsefly package delivery system

Workhorse Group Inc. is pushing ahead with research and development on a package delivery system that combines an electric delivery truck with an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) called the Horsefly. Martin Rucidlo, president of Workhorse Aerospace in Loveland, Ohio, said the company tested its UAV at the Lone Star UAS Test Site in Corpus Christi, Texas, during December and January. He said Workhorse expects to do at least six more months of testing. The company is working on the project with the University of Cincinnati Research Institute and the Ohio/Indiana UAS Center, conducting R&D at the Wilmington (Ohio) Air Park. Read more >>

January 12, 2016

Drone-based land management meeting set Feb. 4 in Corpus Christi

Technology is quickly developing to help ranchers, forage producers and others manage their resources with remote sensors mounted on drones and/or tractors, according to Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientists. Drones are also known as unmanned aerial vehicles, or UAVs. When sensors are attached they are known as UASs or unmanned aerial systems. Read more >>

January 6, 2016

Don't miss the 2016 Texas Summit & Expo on March 29-31, 2016 in Austin, Texas

As the UAS industry continues to reach new commercial and operational heights, the State of Texas has emerged as a hotbed for current UAS activity. Equipped with the Lone Star UAS Center of Excellence test site, an unprecedented number of UAV end-user opportunities, and the support of commercial, private and state-based entities, Texas has established itself as a pillar to all things UAS. Read more >>

December 18, 2015

Drones for Christmas

Are you or a friend or family member wishing for a drone under the tree this Christmas? Jerry Hendrix, Executive Director for the Lone Star UAS Center of Excellence & Innovation, shows what is in the box of the popular DJI Phantom 3 drone. Remember to Fly Safe, Fly Smart and Have Fun! Merry Christmas from Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi and the Lone Star UAS Center of Excellence & Innovation! Read more >>

December 6, 2015

Know before you fly!

Drones will be a hot item this Christmas. Retailers estimate they will sell close to a million of them this year. And if you get one as a gift, Jerry Hendrix, the executive director of the Lone Star UAS Center at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi says you need to know before you fly! Read more >>

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