ACUASI in UA News
May 23, 2022
An unmanned aircraft owned and operated by the University of Alaska Fairbanks flew from the general aviation area of Fairbanks International Airport on Sunday. The flight was the first civilian large drone operation from an international airport in Alaska.
June 29, 2021
Residents of a remote Alaska community will fly unmanned aircraft systems in the Bering Strait region to support the Coast Guard’s oil spill response, fuel tank inspection, and search and rescue efforts.
January 07, 2021
The Federal Aviation Administration has named University of Alaska Fairbanks scientist Catherine Cahill as one of 12 new members of its Drone Advisory Committee.
September 06, 2019
An Oregon test site for unmanned aircraft systems has joined the range complex operated by the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Northwest UAV, based in McMinnville, began inaugural flights in September 2019. It is part of the Pan-Pacific UAS Test Range Complex.
August 01, 2019
A team led by the University of Alaska Fairbanks has completed the country’s first FAA-approved true beyond-visual-line-of-sight domestic flight of an unmanned aircraft system under the small UAS rule.
May 08, 2019
The University of Alaska Fairbanks will join a new federal initiative aimed at shaping the future of drones in America. The U.S. Department of Transportation selected UAF as one of 10 participants in the Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration Pilot Program.
January 18, 2019
Unmanned aircraft will soon be deployed to test the feasibility of delivering emergency medical supplies across Alaska as a part of a national initiative from the U.S. Department of Transportation and the White House.
September 25, 2018
Unmanned aircraft in Alaska can now routinely fly out of their operators’ eyesight during commercial activities, under new legal authority given the University of Alaska Fairbanks.