Blood Before Burritos and Drone Safety in the Land Down Under
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Drone Apps Down Under
ANRA Technologies is proud to be selected by the Australian Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) as one of five new CASA-approved providers of drone safety apps for Australia. ANRA Technologies introduces SmartSkies SAFE, a web-based application that allows drone operators to quickly access and easily retrieve safe and efficient airspace information that might impact the execution of their desired operations. It provides controls to identify operation type, time, and location with a single click. The SmartSkies SAFE app is available at no cost to users by accessing the CASA or Know Your Drone websites.
BVLOS in VA with FAA and Raytheon
ANRA Technologies won a project to support the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to advance Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLoS) operations for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) integration into the National Airspace System (NAS). Under the contract, ANRA will support a ground-based Supplemental Data Service Provider test program consisting of local radar services, UAS weather product services, and UAS service suppliers. Test range operations for the program will be provided by partnering with Virginia Tech’s Mid Atlantic Aviation Partnership and industry partners, including Raytheon Intelligence & Space.
Spreading the News
ANRA has been busy on the speakers circuit. World ATM Congress in Madrid was an in person event, with ANRA participating as a panelist in three panels. Amit spoke at the Times Techies Webinar about ‘Blood before Burritos’ regarding drone delivery priorities. Amit also led a panel discussion for the AUVSI/SAE Business of Automated Mobility Forum, discussing the future of vertiports for UAM. Ajay Modha, ANRA’s UK business head presented at the NHS Hampshire’s Sustainable Future event. David Murphy, ANRA’s Technical Product Lead, spoke at the Energy Drone & Robotics Summit in Houston.
NVTC Tech 100 Honoree Times Four
Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC), the trade association representing the national capital region’s technology community, on November 11announced the 2021 NVTC Tech 100, a roster of cutting-edge companies who are driving tech innovation, leading economic growth, and making a positive impact in the region. ANRA is honored to be selected for the fourth consecutive year. “While our nation continues to adapt to our new normal of living during a global pandemic, I am pleased that Virginia continues to be a leading tech hub of flourishing businesses and career opportunities. The NVTC Tech 100 honorees help make our region a vibrant and inclusive place to live, work and learn,” said Jennifer Taylor, president and CEO of NVTC.
DGCA Letter of Appreciation
ANRA Technologies is honored to have received a Letter of Appreciation from the India Director General of Civil Aviation (DCGA) for the successful completion of Experimental Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) Operations. The ANRA-led consortia was one of only two that received such recognition from the government, a testimony to the consortia’s technical achievement and collaborative effort between industry and government. ANRA conducted the first permitted BVLOS flights in India and continues to build upon this project by deploying innovative and safe technologies as India’s industry leader for advancing drone technologies by powering the future of autonomous aviation today.
This month we spotlight Ranchiki Singh. She is ANRA’s HR Generalist and also supports the QA Team in the New Delhi office. Read more about her role here.
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