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The Aerodrome Is Building The World’s First Droneport In Nevada

14 December 2015, 6:53 am EST By Vincent Lanaria Tech Times
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The Aerodrome makes history, working on the world's first droneport in Boulder City, Nevada, which is just 30 minutes away from Las Vegas.

According to the company, Eldorado Droneport is one of the six Unmanned Air Systems (UAS) test sites in the United States that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has approved. The 50-acre droneport is completely funded, already operational and permanent.

"This historic development has far-reaching implications, and will bring with it new aviation business opportunities, jobs and a profound new reputation for the U.S. as the world's leader in Unmanned Air Systems," Jonathan Daniels, The Aerodrome president, says.

He continues to say that more than 2,500 U.S. companies with FAA 333 clearance to operate commercial drones will find priority at the Eldorado Droneport, noting that it's currently the "only one place in the world" to do so.

Billed as the "world's first commercial droneport and teaching facility," it offers FAA repairman and pilot certification and testing and various research, educational and development services. On top of that, it will support recreational drone pilots as well, providing drone-racing courses to boot.

It's also worth mentioning that there's an Aerodrome campus in Henderson where industry experts administer e-learning programs, including satellite programs designed to cater to participants who cannot attend in person.

Brok Armantrout, director at the community development department of Boulder City, is ecstatic of the recent event and is ready to put in the necessary effort to manage it.

"[W]e are more than prepared to meet the expectations that will come with being the world's first droneport, and we welcome those opportunities enthusiastically," he says.

The Aerodrome is also focused on the environment, as the company plans to implement a solar-powered energy source to run the huge Eldorado Droneport.

Meanwhile, the global commercial UAS market is estimated to reach $2.07 billion by 2022, according to a study by Grand View Research.

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