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LandBros Aerial Receives UAS Credentials under Part 107

2/20/2017 12:00 AM

COLLEGE STATION – LandBros Aerial has received credentialing through the National Unmanned Aircraft Systems Credentialing Program (NUASCP), a program developed by the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX) and the Lone Star UAS Center of Excellence and Innovation (LSUASC) at Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi.  

Based in Baton Rouge, LA, LandBros uses sUAS technology to provide unmanned data collection solutions for refinery, petrochemical and civil infrastructure. Services include industrial testing, 3D modeling, turnaround support, topographic mapping, emergency response and infrastructure inspections. LandBros strives to provide safety, time and cost efficiencies in all operations.

“UAS operations can be a low risk activity, but only when completed by a qualified, aviation specific operator,” says Danny Landry, President of LandBros Aerial. “The NUASCP creates a standardized system to assist in validating UAS service providers and ensuring that operators are qualified for operating in high-risk environments.”

“This credentialing program promotes safe and legal commercial UAS operations, and provides 3rd party vetting of operators and vendors, including a live-flight operational audit,” said Steven Williams, Director of Operations for the National sUAS Credentialing Program. “LandBros Aerial has joined a select group of companies that have voluntarily completed an audit of their operational and safety policies, procedures and qualifications to operate Section 333 exempted or Part 107 small UAS.”

TEEX and the Lone Star UAS Center of Excellence and Innovation (LSUASC), State of Texas FAA UAS Test Site, offer Section 333 exemption as well as Part 107 holders the opportunity to receive a 3rd party vetting. The process includes an “Oral” and “Live-Flight” operational audit of all of the company’s operational and safety policies, procedures and qualifications required through the 333 exemption or Part 107 process. 

Qualified operators that complete the program are provided with a certificate that serves to differentiate them from other exemption holders as voluntarily enrolling in and satisfactorily completing a program to further demonstrate their ability to safely and effectively operate Section 333 exempted or Part 107 small UAS.  

About Lone Star UAS Center of Excellence & Innovation

The Lone Star UAS Center of Excellence & Innovation (LSUASC), founded at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi in 2013, was established in response to an FAA initiative to integrate UAS into the national airspace. LSUASC is composed of a team of highly engaged researchers, entrepreneurs and aviation industry professionals. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi led Texas’ successful effort to become a FAA UAS test site, which includes numerous test ranges covering more than 68,000 square miles of airspace from the Gulf of Mexico to the Big Bend region of Texas. Visit: http://lsuasc.tamucc.edu/

About Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service

TEEX is an internationally recognized leader in the delivery of emergency response, homeland security, workforce training and exercises, technical assistance, product testing and economic development. Last year, TEEX served more than 168,000 people from every U.S. state and territory and 82 countries worldwide. TEEX makes a difference by providing training, developing practical solutions, and saving lives.


For more information about NUASCP, contact:

Steve Williams, Director of Operations & Strategic Development

Steve.Williams@teex.tamu.edu

979.458.6064

www.teex.org/nuascp

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Kathy Fraser

Associate Director of Marketing and Communications

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