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Collaboration Effort Between FAA, Industry, Academia, and Other Federal Agencies Will Provide Updated UAS Occupational Data

Background A concern for lack of UAS job data was discussed during the Unmanned Aircraft Systems-Collegiate Training Initiative (UAS-CTI) kick-off meeting last year. This resulted in a praiseworthy collaboration between professionals from industry and academia, U.S. Department of Labor, O*NET, U.S. Department of Education, U.S. Department of Transportation and FAA to address the concern.    Why is …

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Safe Fliers Take TRUST – What to Know About the FAA’s New Recreational Flyer Requirements

As of 2021, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is requiring all recreational drone flyers to pass an aeronautical knowledge and safety test, providing proof of the test passage (the TRUST completion certificate) to the FAA or law enforcement upon request. What is TRUST? TRUST is “The Recreational UAS Safety Test”. It provides education and testing …

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More Powerful Batteries Will Be “Game-Changer” for Aerospace

Todd Colten, chief Aerospace engineer and director of Flight Services at Sentera, envisions a “big revolution” in the aerospace industry as a result of advances in battery manufacturing infrastructure. Sentera is a global technology company that devises hardware and software to interface with precision agriculture equipment such as planters and fertilizer applicators. “There’s a lot …

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NSF Grant Awarded to NCAT Partner – Minnesota State Transportation Center of Excellence

Press Release 4/9/2021 Advanced technologies, technician shortages, lack of teaching resources, and expensive/complicated pieces of equipment. What do they all have in common? A big challenge for both education and industry. What’s the solution. A collaborative approach. The Minnesota State Transportation Center of Excellence (TCOE), industry partners, and technical college programs in Minnesota are ready …

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Ag Tech Company Leader Shares Insights about Trends for 3 Types of Technicians

Sentera, a global technology company that devises hardware and software to interface with precision agriculture equipment such as planters and fertilizer applicators, employs three types of technicians: engineering technicians who work in the Minnesota company’s lab to build prototypes of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), sensors, and cameras; geospatial information systems (GIS) technicians who create maps …

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New Award Supports Partnerships to Develop the Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) and Geospatial Technology Workforce in Virginia

Faculty and students at community colleges across the Commonwealth will continue to learn how to operate unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and collect and analyze geospatial data. The Virginia Space Grant Consortium (VSGC) is leading a statewide partnership to develop the geospatial technology and UAS workforce in Virginia. The new award of $561,977 from the National …

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