Alaska Partners OK’d for BVLOS Drone Testing

The University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) and its partners recently received approval from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to routinely test drones beyond the visual line of sight (BVLOS) in Alaska.

The UAF Alaska Center for Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration (ACAUSI) and its collaborators are conducting missions this month near Deadhorse, Alaska. The first flights are using UAS to monitor portions of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline for Alyeska Pipeline Service Co.

ACUASI is working with Boeing subsidiary Insitu and other partners to safely test BVLOS flights, as well as nighttime...

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