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AAI Expands Fee-for-Service Unmanned Aircraft Systems Capabilities
02/13/10 — AAI Corp.’s Shadow tactical unmanned aircraft systems, Orbiter miniature unmanned aircraft system and Aerosonde class of small unmanned aircraft systems are now available to military, civilian and scientific organizations on a fee-for-service basis. AAI Corporation, an operating unit of Textron Systems, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced that it is expanding its fee-for-service unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) capabilities. U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) customers, as well as civil and scientific organizations, now can leverage contractor-owned, contractor-operated UAS services utilizing AAI’s proven unmanned aircraft and ground control technologies. “We have designed our UAS to be adaptable for our customers’ evolving…


GE Aviation and AAI Perform First Trajectory-Based Flight on Unmanned Aircraft System
12/19/09 — Using a GE commercial certified flight management system, AAI’s Shadow unmanned aircraft performs first demonstration flight of UAS operating in the US national airspace. GE Aviation and AAI Corporation, in cooperation with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and U.S. Army performed the first “proof of concept” flight demonstrations of an Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) controlled with a GE Flight Management System (FMS) certified for use in commercial manned aircraft. These flights used the AAI Shadow Tactical Unmanned Aircraft System controlled by the GE Aviation FMS as part of the UAS FAA & Industry Team (UFIT) Cooperative Research and Development Agreement…



AAI’s Shadow Tactical Unmanned Aircraft System Flies 100,000th Mission
11/06/09 — Ongoing system enhancements, including new lithium battery, electronic fuel injection engine and a new fuel delivery system, boost performance and reliability of unmanned aircraft system. AAI Corporation, an operating unit of Textron Systems, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced that its Shadow Tactical Unmanned Aircraft Systems (TUAS) have completed…




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