NIAS is a state sanctioned non-profit organization leading Nevada’s candidacy effort to garner an FAA UAS test site designation. Existing state resources such as Special Use Airspace, exceptional flying weather and multiple airfield locations over sparsely populated areas provide an environment for accommodating everything from small low-speed aircraft to supersonic vehicles and puts Nevada at the top of the list for researching, developing and testing the latest in UAS technologies.
Written by MICHELLE RINDELS, Associated Press
LAS VEGAS — The Federal Aviation Administration announced six states on Monday that will develop test sites for drones, a critical next step for the march of the unmanned aircraft into U.S. skies.
Alaska, Nevada, New York, North Dakota, Texas and Virginia will host the research sites, providing diverse climates, geography and air traffic environments, FAA Administrator Michael Huerta said.