Third Annual FAV Summit at the JAXPORT

Aviation Systems Engineering Company (ASEC) was pleased to play an integral part in planning, coordinating, and executing Florida Department of Transportation’s Third Annual Florida Automated Vehicles (FAV) Summit at the JAXPORT Cruise Terminal.  ASEC provided all safety and operational support at the cruise terminal and also was the only drone operator providing several live drone flights. ASEC developed a safety plan […]

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Drone Law Today Podcast

Drone Law Today Episode 14! Brent Klavon: Commercial Drones & Political Advocacy In this episode, we speak with Brent Klavon. Brent is the Program Manager for Commercial Drones at ASEC, Inc. Brent also serves as the President of the Florida Peninsula Chapter of AUVSI, the largest U.S. organization advocating for unmanned systems. (Brent is also […]

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How Jacksonville companies are helping the drone industry take off

Image: Jared Victory of Aviation Systems Engineering Company operates one of the firm’s drones. Photographer: James Crichlow ________________________________________________ Oct 23, 2015, 1:00pm EDT Jensen Werley Reporter Jacksonville Business Journal When Jameson Rice, a Washington, D.C.-based attorney who works in drone policy, sees the name of a Jacksonville company slide across his desk, he said he […]

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Safety Bound

Aviation Week by Graham Warwick August 3, 2015 Tethered platforms would seem a safer alternative to free-flying unmanned aircraft for many civil applications, but they do not fit the regulations being developed for small commercial unmanned aircraft. As a result, tethered-UAV developer Drone Aviation Corp. (DAC) is working with the FAA to adapt the rules […]

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ASEC assists in Drone demonstrated in St. Mary’s Co. MD

LEONARDTOWN, Md. (WUSA) — Maryland’s legislature was the first in the country to clear the way for drones to be used by public safety agencies and on Tuesday, police and fire professionals from around the state gathered in St. Mary’s County to see how they might put the unmanned flying machines to work. “One of the biggest […]

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Sea Robot and Drone Survey Nassau Sound

First of its kind collaboration to collect data in Nassau Sound Aquatic Preservation Area Published Friday, June 26, 2015 On June 19, scientists and technology companies partnered with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) to passively survey the Nassau Sound Aquatic Preservation Area, situated at the oceanic coastal border between Florida and Georgia. Roveal Underwater […]

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Commercial Drone Industry Expands In Jacksonville

By Mary Mcintyre, WJCT News, June 4, 2015 Aviation Systems Engineering Co. in Jacksonville will launch its commercial unmanned systems, or drone, program on June 15. The FAA gave ASEC approval to use drones for commercial use in May. There are several ways to utilize drones other than for military operations. Alternative uses include film production, […]

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ASEC gets OK from FAA to make money off commercial drones

ASEC gets OK from FAA to make money off commercial drones By Drew Dixon Tue, Jun 2, 2015 @ 4:22 pm | updated Tue, Jun 2, 2015 @ 4:49 pm Officials at Aviation Systems Engineering Co. on Jacksonville’s Westside are gearing up to offer commercial unmanned aviation vehicle services — the preferred industry nomenclature instead […]

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ASEC granted exemption to operate sUAS by FAA

ASEC, Inc. was recently granted an exemption to operate small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS) for commercial applications by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). ASEC’s flight department, with more than 10 years of professional aviation experience and credentials, expanded to add a commercial unit to service UAS operations and related activities. The FAA also authorized ASEC […]

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ASEC UAS Subject Matter Expert Assisted in Statewide Hurricane Exercise

Tallahassee, FL.  Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) recently conducted a three day, full scale exercise to practice Florida’s statewide hurricane response. The exercise involved all levels of support, ranging from local municipalities through federal stakeholders such as FEMA and the FAA. As a State Emergency Response Team member, Space Florida was instrumental in developing […]

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