PACI is the only Southern Nevada industry partner of the Alliance for System Safety of UAS through Research Excellence (ASSURE), designated by the FAA as the Center of Excellence for Unmanned Aircraft Systems (COE UAS). Access to the national airspace is a vital enabler for commercial and public safety UAS programs.
We were the only Nevada company to brief, at the FAA’s request, the Micro-UAS Aviation Rulemaking Committee (ARC) on Small- and Micro-UAS repair and inspection. Our CEO was a member of the Remote Identification and Tracking ARC. PACI is represented on the current UAS in Controlled Airspace ARC.
We have an approved site-specific Certificate of Authorization from the FAA for extended visual line of sight (EVLOS), night and extended altitude (up to 2000’ above ground level) at our facility in Eldorado Valley.
We have approved Part 107 Waivers and Authorizations from the FAA for Night flights in national Class G, for day and night operations within the Las Vegas Class B, for extended altitude (<1200′ above ground level) on our 35-mile skyway, and for BVLOS in the Piute Valley.
Our CEO provided testimony on commercial and fire service use of sUAS to the Subcommittee on Investigations, Oversight and Regulations for the US House of Representatives Small Business Committee hearing on the FAA’s New Regulatory Framework for Commercial Drone Operations.