Insitu, University of Alaska Fairbanks partner in UAS Integration Pilot Program

Insitu, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Boeing Company, has announced that it is partnering with the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) in the recently announced Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) UAS Integration Pilot Program (IPP), the company said.

The US Department of Transportation (USDOT) has selected UAF as one of 10 participants in the IPP to work with state, local and tribal governments, and UAS operators and manufacturers to accelerate the safe integration of unmanned vehicles into the nation´s airspace. The pilot program is expected to help resolve issues and create balance between local and national interests in unmanned aircraft usage.

Insitu will work with UAF in safely demonstrating capabilities such as operations over urban settings, night operations and beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) flights. Insitu´s vast experience, including achieving more than 1 million operational flight hours, flying ongoing BVLOS missions day and night in Australia and operating the first FAA-sanctioned UAS BVLOS flights in the National Airspace System (NAS) will prove invaluable for this program.

Insitu is an industry-leading provider of information for superior decision making. With its headquarters in Bingen, Wash., and offices in the US, UK, and Australia, the company creates and supports unmanned systems and software technology that deliver end-to-end solutions for collecting, processing and understanding sensor data. We proudly serve the diverse needs of our global customers in the defense, government and commercial industries. To date, our systems have accumulated more than one million flight hours. Insitu is a wholly owned subsidiary of The Boeing company.