FAA Approves AAAI’s RS-16 UAS to Fly in New Jersey and Texas

By Caroline Rees / 17 Jun 2014
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AAAI’s RS-16 UAS has been approved to fly in New Jersey and Texas

American Aerospace Advisors, Inc. (AAAI), a revolutionary Unmanned Systems and Services company that specializes in performing safe, successful and affordable missions in civilian airspace, congratulates the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) on the approval of a Certificate of Waiver or Authorization (COA) by the FAA to fly their RS-16 unmanned aircraft in New Jersey.

AAAI’s RS-16 Unmanned Aircraft System™ (UAS) is a complete mission system including aircraft, avionics designed for safe operation in civilian airspace, a portfolio of advanced sensors, mobile operations centers, and radio systems for long range communications, among others. This is the world’s first professional grade long endurance UAS designed for civilian applications. The RS-16 has a 12 foot 11 inch wingspan, while only weighing 85 pounds. It can fly for 12-16 hours carrying up to 25 pounds of payload at a speed around 65kts using 1.5 gallons of gasoline.

AAAI’s CEO, David Yoel, remarks “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. We believe that the NJIT research will demonstrate the extraordinary value of long endurance UAS in helping First Responder save lives and property in the aftermath of hurricanes, floods, tornados and other natural disasters.”

Posted by Caroline Rees Caroline co-founded Unmanned Systems Technology and has been at the forefront of the business ever since. With a Masters Degree in marketing Caroline has her finger on the pulse of all things unmanned and is committed to showcasing the very latest in unmanned technical innovation. Connect & Contact