By ND Commerce Department
Announced earlier today, the North Dakota Department of Transportation, with the Northern Plains Unmanned Aircraft Systems Test Site, has been selected for the UAS Integration Pilot Program.
The Northern Plains UAS Test Site helped develop the strategy and response to the United States Department of Transportation and the Federal Aviation Administration’s announcement of the Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration Pilot Program, a program expected to accelerate safe UAS integration into the National Airspace System.
“The Northern Plains UAS Test Site is looking forward to working with the best industry and statewide partners to expedite the integration and approval process for advanced UAS operations,” said Nicholas Flom, Executive Director of the Northern Plains UAS Test Site. “There is much work to be done to solve the challenges brought forth by the Integration Pilot Program, but we have a premier team that supports this initiative, and we are confident in our ability to help the USDOT and the FAA enable UAS integration.”
North Dakota brought together state, local, and tribal governments to establish a blueprint for UAS integration that will be used across the nation. Being a leader in UAS has helped North Dakota advance the industry, and believes that this program will be the next great step to expedite commercialization of UAS. The Northern Plains UAS Test Site has years of experience working with the FAA and industry partners to develop equipment, systems, rules and procedures to safely integrate unmanned aircraft into the National Airspace System without negatively impacting existing aviation.
For more information about the Northern Plains UAS Test Site or to inquire about gaining access to our airspace, go to NPUASTS.COM or call us at 701-777-6100.