Albemarle County Police deployed the Aeryon SkyRanger sUAS to aid in the search for a missing University of Virginia student. This is the first time that UAS technology has been used by a Virginia law enforcement agency.
Waterloo, ON – October 2, 2014 – Aeryon Labs Inc. announced today that the Aeryon SkyRanger small Unmanned Aerial System (sUAS) has been deployed to aid in the search for missing University of Virginia student, Hannah Graham.
The Albemarle County Police Department was granted an emergency Certificate of Authorization (COA) by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). John Coggin, chief engineer of the Mid-Atlantic Aviation Partnership at Virginia Tech, was asked to oversee the flight missions with the university’s Aeryon SkyRanger in order to collect real-time aerial imagery of the hard-to-reach, forested search area.
The Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University’s unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) test site program will begin using the Aeryon SkyRanger to help determine how to integrate UAS into the US national airspace.
Waterloo, ON – August 14, 2014 – Aeryon Labs is pleased to announce that the Aeryon sUAS platform has been selected to collect images and data in two of the six Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) UAS test site programs. In addition to the research being conducted at the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) using the Aeryon Scout™, the FAA recently granted the Virginia Tech UAS test site a Certificate of Authorization (COA) to conduct authorized flights using the Aeryon SkyRanger™.
These UAS operations will occur at test areas in Virginia, New Jersey and Maryland and will help determine UAS failure mode testing, as well as determine and evaluate operational and technical risk areas in a range of commercial and public safety applications.
The Alaska Center for UAS Integration (ACUASI) selects Aeryon sUAS to demonstrate how unmanned aerial systems can be used to improve pipeline safety operations and best practices.
Waterloo, ON – May 14, 2014 – Aeryon Labs announces that Aeryon small Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) will be used by the Alaska Center for UAS Integration (ACUASI) to conduct research relating to pipeline operations. The research program will focus on how Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) sUAS platforms can be used for monitoring pipeline integrity, inspecting new construction, geotechnical engineering and emergency response.
The University of Alaska Fairbanks unmanned aerial system (UAS) test site is operational and is granted FAA authorization for wildlife flight operations using the Aeryon Scout.
Waterloo, ON – May 6, 2014 – Aeryon Labs is pleased to announce that the Aeryon Scout™ has been selected as the small Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) to perform the wildlife surveys during the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) Pan-Pacific test flight operations which began this week.
The FAA has granted the UAF a Certificate of Authorization (COA) to conduct authorized flights using the Aeryon Scout to collect images and data that will validate how a sUAS can be used to accurately locate, identify and count large animal populations within the University of Alaska Fairbanks Large Animal Research Station (LARS). The data collected will also be used to develop standards for operating in close proximity to airports in all UAF test locations – Alaska, Oregon and Hawaii.
Aeryon Labs strengthens its leadership and growth strategy with the addition of Dave Litwiller
Waterloo, ON - April 22, 2014 - Aeryon Labs, the industry-leading developer and manufacturer of small Unmanned Aerial Systems (sUAS) is pleased to announce Dave Litwiller as VP Strategy. Mr. Litwiller joins the company with an established relationship as advisor to Aeryon’s leadership team in his previous role as Executive in Residence with Communitech.
In addition to mentorship and advisory expertise with growth-stage technology companies, Litwiller brings to Aeryon more than twenty years of business and engineering knowledge and experience from companies such as Prinova Software and Dalsa Corporation.