Investing in Ohio means you already have a green light from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and state lawmakers, putting your project on a fast track to mission accomplished. Ohio has a broad coalition of AAM stakeholders spanning industry, academia, nonprofits, local, state, and federal partners.
Collaboration with the following advanced air mobility resources enables testing and insights for modifications to design in Ohio’s living lab.
NASA GLENN RESEARCH CENTER
NASA Glenn Research Center runs more than 500 specialized aviation research and test facilities, including sound testing for drones in collaboration with the FAA. The Center designs and develops innovative technology to advance NASA’s missions in aeronautics and space exploration from Cleveland, Ohio. A highly skilled workforce of more than 3,000 scientists, engineers, technicians, and administrative and support personnel is focused on researching and testing game-changing technology in propulsion, aeronautics, materials and structures, communications, power and energy storage, and biomedical sciences.
THE AIR FORCE RESEARCH LABORATORY
AFRL leads the discovery, development, and delivery of warfighting technologies for air, space and cyberspace forces. The lab is pushing boundaries and building tomorrow through unparalleled research in aerospace systems, munitions, hypersonics, human performance, artificial intelligence, sensors, directed energy, and more. With partners in higher education, business, and government, the AFRL is creating more airspace for you.
SkyVision is the ground-based sense-and-avoid radar system at the Springfield-Beckley Municipal Airport in Springfield, Ohio. The $5 million initiative, developed and installed by AFRL and other partners and operated by the Ohio Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Center, offers airspace monitoring services for aircraft and sensor testing operations and gives the airport the unique capability to manage drone and unmanned aircraft flight beyond the operator’s visual line of sight.
OHIO UNMANNED AIRCRAFT SYSTEMS (UAS) CENTER
Ohio’s work in developing research for unmanned aerial systems (UAS) makes it an ideal location for companies to establish operations. In fact, the Springfield-Beckley Municipal Airport is home to the Ohio UAS Center and SkyVision, a beyond-visual-line-of-sight range operated in partnership with the AFRL and the state of Ohio. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) granted the AFRL a certificate of authorization to fly and test unmanned aircraft and other advanced aerospace technologies beyond visual line of sight within a 200-square-mile airspace around the Springfield- Beckley Municipal Airport.