A new agreement between NASA and aviation services company, The Longbow Group, will result in the establishment of beyond visual line-of-sight (BVLOS) flight corridors for Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) drone flight tests in Hampton Roads, Virginia.
The partnership, a part of the Space Act Agreement, will see NASA’s Langley Research Center collaborate with the Tennessee-based company on the development of an operational concept and assess the requirements for supporting infrastructure, data sharing, and other factors needed to conduct BVLOS operations.
The test flights, meanwhile, will be conducted between Langley Research Center’s CERTAIN (City Environment for Range Testing of Autonomous Integrated Navigation) facility and Longbow’s Unmanned Systems Research and Technology Center (USRTC) in Virginia.
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