Multiple drones took to the air at the same time above downtown Reno this week in a series of simulations testing emerging technology that someday will be used to manage hundreds of thousands of small unmanned commercial aircraft delivering packages, pizzas and medical supplies.
The city of Reno and Flirtey are on the fast track for drone testing after being picked for a federal pilot program. The city and the Reno-based drone company were selected as one of 10 applicants out of more than 150 nationwide by the Department of Transportation to take part in the Federal Aviation Administration’s Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration Pilot Program, according to Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev.
On Saturday, May 5, at the 2018 North American Governors and Premiers Summit, Alberta Premier Rachel Notley and Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval signed a memo of understanding (MOU) to collaborate on Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) technology.
Where the aircraft industry measured its development in decades, the UAS sector becomes more diverse every month. Nevadans, particularly those of us in northern Nevada, get a front-row seat on the creation of an industry that some have called the most significant transportation breakthrough since the jet engine.