SOURCE: Grand Sky

Grand Sky

July 21, 2015 14:58 ET

Grand Sky Chooses VirtualAirBoss to Manage Its UAS Business Park Flight Operations

System Meets Complex Challenges of Safety, Reporting and Integration With NASA's UTM System

GRAND FORKS, ND--(Marketwired - Jul 21, 2015) - Grand Sky, the first of its kind UAS Business and Aviation Park in Grand Forks, N.D., has chosen the VirtualAirBoss™ (VAB) to help manage its UAS flight operations. VAB, developed by SmartC2, is designed to securely manage complex aviation business operations, meeting the safety and reporting goals for Grand Sky as well as the ability to integrate with NASA's Unmanned Traffic Management (UTM) system.

"We are establishing a new home base for drones in the U.S., and we want to start flying right away to document the construction in progress," said Thomas Swoyer, Jr., President of Grand Sky Development Company. "SmartC2 totally understands the complex challenges we face at Grand Sky, and they simplify it," says Swoyer. "With VAB we have detailed accountability, and we can easily create whatever reports we need. They have automated many tedious administrative tasks like COA reporting. This is a fantastic tool for us to provide to our tenants. It's easy to use and VirtualAirBoss delivers the information we need to run a smooth operation."

Stuart Rudolph, President and CEO of SmartC2, inventor of the VirtualAirBoss, says, "Users want a solution that is intuitive, and gets a complicated job done right. In a single VirtualAirBoss site, you can handle manned, UAS, small, large, and optionally piloted aircraft. We believe that capturing the information you'll need for compliance reports and reimbursements should derive organically from your workflow," says Rudolph.

VirtualAirBoss is integrated with NASA's UTM system, and Grand Sky has agreed to participate in the UTM beta testing. Multiple, simultaneous flights from Grand Sky's airfield will provide flight data to help NASA further develop its UTM system to manage UAS for the nation.

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Grand Sky
is a 217-acre business and aviation park focused on developing and nurturing the UAS industry in North Dakota and the U.S. It offers an airfield with 1.2 million square feet of hangar, office, shop, laboratory and data center space available on a build-to-suit basis with financing available.

SmartC2 is a North Dakota business offering the VirtualAirBoss™ (VAB), an easy to use, browser-based solution to help FBOs and aviation services manage their business operations from end to end.

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