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UAS Cluster Initiative newsletter
  April 4, 2023

Spotlight: Rethink Vertical Podcast on ResilienX
Rethink Vertical Podcast on ResilienX

How do you manage safety and mission assurance in complex system environments?

In the latest "Rethink Vertical Podcast ", UAS Cluster Initiative Executive Director, Craig Mahaney, talks with ResilienX co-founders Andrew Carter and Ryan Pleskach about their In-time System-wide Safety Assurance (ISSA) Platform. Hear about their founders story on the latest "Rethink Vertical Podcast " .

Meeet and talk with UASCI representatives in the Oklahoma Pavilion at AUSVSI XPONENTIAL hall, booth 4405. Also attend the reception on May 10th at 2:30 pm

If you are attending AUVSI EXPONENTIAL, this is an opportunity to schedule time to meet with Craig Mahaney or Emily Bell in person and connect with UAS Cluster Initiative activities along with other Oklahoma UAS organizations. A key goal of the UASCI is to facilitate the growth of the UAS/AAM industry network in Oklahoma. We'll be supporting the Oklahoma Booth (#4405) throughout the conference and are honored to be a sponsor of the reception on May 10 @ 2:30 pm. The XPONENTIAL exhibit hall is open on on May 9-11.

To schedule time with Craig or Emily, please email them at: or

UASCI is creating an environment where unmanned aviation startups can thrive, connect with innovative networks, access global capital, discover national technologies and learn from proven tech industry leaders.

Upcoming UASCI Events
UASCI Private Industry Advisory Council Meeting (by invitation)
May 2023 - date TBD

Lab to Business Showcase
June 2023 - DATE TBD

UASCI Private Industry Advisory Council Meeting (by invitation)
July 2023 - date TBD
Upcoming Industry Events
AUVSI XPONENTIAL Annual Conference
May 7 - 11, 2023
Denver, CO

Paris Airshow
June 19 - 25, 2023
Paris, France

EAA Air Venture Oshkosh
July 24 - 30, 2023
Oschkosh, WI

Thunderbird Drone Festival
August 2023 (date TBD)
Woodward, OK

Commercial UAV Expo
September 5-7, 2023
Las Vegas, NV

Sept. 29 - Oct 1, 2023
Brooklyn, NY
Policy News
Expanding Corridors, New Waivers: Is BVLOS Within Sight?
inside unmanned systems | 05/01/2023
It's been over a year since the Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) Aviation Rulemaking Committee published its report and recommendations, which ran to nearly 400 pages. Although the FAA has remained relatively silent on its stance regarding those...

Noise, Vibration Considerations In eVTOL Aircraft
Mobility Outlook | 05/01/2023
Increase in the production and operation of eVTOL aircraft and UAVs within populated civilian areas at relatively low altitudes creates noise annoyance issues that impact human health and well-being.

WindShape expands global reach with drone testing labs in Tulsa
UAS Magazine | 04/18/2023
WindShape, a trailblazing Swiss company established in 2016, has been revolutionizing the drone industry through research, development, testing, inspection, certification, and validation. In an ambitious effort to extend its global presence,...
Research News
The total impracticality of electric aviation
sUAS News | 04/28/2023
Continually I am told that the age of electric-powered aircraft is nigh.

WindShape Expands Global Reach with State-of-the-Art Drone Testing Laboratories in Tulsa, Oklahoma
Yahoo Finance | 04/20/2023
WindShape, a trailblazing Swiss company established in 2016, has been revolutionizing the drone industry through research, development, testing, inspection, certification, and validation. In an ambitious effort to extend its global presence,...

Drone Demo to Cover Emerging Technologies and Applications
University of Arkansas | 04/18/2023
To help current and prospective students discover the benefits of drone technology, the University of Arkansas is hosting a drone demonstration near the Agricultural Park off Garland Avenue, just north of the university, on Wednesday, April 26.
Industry Headlines
AgEagle wins contract from U.S. Department of Defense's Defense Innovation Unit to equip eBee VISION with RAS-A IOP-compliant ground control capabilities
sUAS News | 04/28/2023
AgEagle Aerial Systems Inc. (NYSE American:UAVS) ("AgEagle" or the "Company"), an industry-leading provider of full stack flight hardware, sensors, and software for commercial and government use, today announced that the Company has won a federal...

"The adoption of UAVs will enhance safety – completing tasks that are often hazardous for humans." – Mark ter Hove, Inmarsat Velaris
Wire19 | 04/27/2023
The drone industry in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region has been experiencing tremendous growth over the past few years. With advancements in technology and increasing demand for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), the industry is poised for even greater...

Bell Textron win $279 million from DJI in Texas
sUAS News | 04/24/2023
Bell Textron have taken DJI to court for patent infringement and won.

Liquid Neural Networks Empower Drones to Explore Uncharted Territory
UAS | 04/24/2023
In the vast, expansive skies where birds once ruled supreme, a new crop of aviators is taking flight. These pioneers of the air are not living creatures, but rather a product of deliberate innovation: drones.

The High-Stakes Race for the World's First Air Taxi Service
Business Traveler | 04/20/2023
More than 200 companies have raised billions of dollars to develop wildly different prototypes

What can we learn from the history of flying taxis – are they futuristic transport options or castles in the sky?
Cosmos | 04/20/2023
The age of aerial taxis is here", proclaimed the Wall Street Journal. In 1951. Today the promise of hailing a flying cab still hovers over the horizon. There's been a recent uplift in air taxi announcements – proposals for a flying rideshare service...

TruWeather Solutions' Weather Sensor Network Blankets the Nation
AUVSI | 04/18/2023
Weather can bring flight times to a standstill. To TruWeather Solutions, that downtime is called the "weather tax". As uncrewed aircraft systems (UAS) and advanced air mobility (AAM) operations scale, and schedules become tighter, this "weather tax"...

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