Choctaw Nation Beyond Program obtains FAA approval for Beyond Visual Line of Sight operations with uAvionix Installation
uAvionix announced that the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma (CNO) Beyond Program received approval from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) operations using uAvionix SkyLine™ Managed C2 and Detect and Avoid sensors on the Emerging Aviation Technology Center UAS Test Range.
Choctaw Nation’s Grimsley Joins Federal Advanced Aviation Advisory Committee
U.S. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg has appointed Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma Executive Director of Advanced Technology Initiatives James Grimsley to a federal committee.
FAA, Choctaw Nation Unite under Drone Research
The FAA's collaboration with the Native American tribe to study the use of drones for package delivery, weather-related research, and STEM outreach.
FAA: An Innovative Partnership with the Choctaw Nation
The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma is using drones to advance crop yield and promote careers in STEM through partnerships with the FAA. As we celebrate Native American Heritage Month, we spotlight some of the ways we have partnered with the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma.
Forbes: High Tech Choctaw Nation will bring Drone Deliveries to Rural Areas
The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, the third-largest Native American nation in the United States with more than 200,000 tribal members and 10,000-plus associates, has an oral tradition dating back over 13,000 years and a modern business mindset. It has transformed its 10,923 square mile reservation in the southeast corner of Oklahoma into a lucrative business focal point and innovative drone hub.
State representatives and investors see promising future for Choctaw Nation BEYOND Program
Speaker Charles McCall visited the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma's drone testing facility located in rural southeastern Oklahoma for a presentation regarding the Nation's commitment to growing economic opportunities and emerging technologies within its territorial boundaries.
Choctaw Nation Transportation Technology Expert Testifies Before Congress on Drone Safety in the National Airspace
The Executive Director of Choctaw Nation's Advanced Technology Initiatives, James L. Grimsley, testified yesterday before the U.S. House of Representatives regarding the historic work underway within the Choctaw Nation's drone program.
Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma and Martin UAV Announce Collaboration to Test Current and Future Martin UAV Platforms
The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma (CNO) and Martin UAV, a leading advanced aviation technology manufacturer in the United States, established an agreement for Martin UAV to begin testing the V-BAT system at the CNO test site location in rural southeastern Oklahoma.
Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma Continues Partnership with Federal Aviation Administration to Launch Second Phase of Unmanned Aircraft Integration Pilot Program – BEYOND
The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma announced today its selection for participation in the Federal Aviation Administration's Unmanned Aircraft Systems BEYOND program, as part of a follow-on effort to the FAA's UAS Integration Pilot Program.
Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma and Bell Announce Collaboration to Test the Bell Nexus and Other Larger Vehicle Platforms
The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma and Bell Textron Inc. established an agreement for Bell to begin testing some of Bell's mobility systems, like the Bell Autonomous Pod Transport and the Bell Nexus on the CNO test site location in rural southeastern Oklahoma.
Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma Obtains a Public Aircraft Operations Certificate of Authorization
The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma is the first Native American Tribal Government to be granted PAO authorization by the FAA as determined by statutes, 49 USC §40102(a) (41) and §40125 since the new FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018 was signed into law.
Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma and Bell Announce Agreement as part of the FAA UASIPP
The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma and Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. company, announced today an agreement to add Bell to the CNO UASIPP team and begin testing some of the Bell innovations and systems on CNO-owned property in rural southeastern Oklahoma.
Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma and Public Service Company of Oklahoma Complete BVLOS Power Line Infrastructure Inspection with Drones
Drone use is being evaluated in field tests for use in routine inspections, and for emergency response and storm damage assessment of transmission lines.
Choctaw Nation UASIPP hosts Beyond-Visual-Line-of-Sight Linear Infrastructure Inspection
Choctaw Nation Unmanned Aircraft System Integration Pilot Program hosted GE AiRXOS and SAM for a Beyond-Visual-Line-of-Sight Linear Infrastructure inspection of a PSO 345kV power line.
Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma Announces New Executive Director of Advanced Technology Initiatives
The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma is proud to announce James Grimsley as Choctaw Nation's new Executive Director of Advanced Technology Initiatives. In his role he will manage strategic advanced technology programs, such as the FAA's Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration Pilot Program and similar initiatives and support economic development and growth for the Choctaw Nation.
AiRXOS deploys DeTect radar system at Choctaw Ranch Daisy
AiRXOS, part of GE Aviation, and a partner in the Choctaw Unmanned Arial System Integration Pilot Program, deployed a Harrier Ground Based Sense and Avoid radar from DeTect, Inc. to support powerline flight profile development and contingency plan development for abort/landing of Beyond Visual Line-of-sight flights.