Cape May has all the ingredients to become the preferred location for aviation companies, especially in the field of commercial drone operations.
Lower Township, NJ (PRWEB) December 14, 2016
Luftronix, Inc., maker of Fused Flow™ precision navigation technology for unmanned vehicles, is opening a test and demonstration center at the Cape May County Airport (KWWD) in Cape May, NJ. Luftronix will use the new center to conduct aircraft inspection flights with drones to scan the airplanes and test for damage from corrosion, dents and lightning strikes.
“Having access to aircraft in a stable indoor environment is a major milestone in our efforts to provide enormous efficiency improvements to the aircraft inspection process,” says Denise Spell, VP of Business Development and Sales at Luftronix. “We are looking forward to bringing our customers in the maintenance and repair industry to Cape May to witness how our precision flight and data collection tools can create vast improvements in their efficiency.”
The new test center is located in the main hangar at Cape May airport. Luftronix will be using a De Havilland DHC-4 Caribou airplane for the testing and demonstration program.
“We are witnessing an important step in attracting aviation technology startups to the Cape May area,” says Will Morey, Cape May County freeholder, adding “Cape May has all the ingredients to become the preferred location for aviation companies, especially in the field of commercial drone operations.”
“Cape May County has shown us that they are willing to help small companies like ours succeed,” commented Klaus Sonnenleiter, President and CEO at Luftronix. “Aviation has a natural home here and we have seen a climate that is accommodative to the needs of startups - we are confident this will create a microcosm of similar-minded innovators in the industry.”
The Luftronix test and demonstration center is opening on December 15 and has its first demonstrations scheduled in the weeks following.
Luftronix has created GPS-free navigation technology for autonomous drone flights with very high precision. Its patent-pending Fused Flow™ technology employs computer vision techniques to interpret the environment a drone navigates in, using similar logic as the human brain to make sense of the surrounding areas. In conjunction with the Luftronix Orchestrator™, the drones collect data, use machine learning strategies to interpret the visual images, and help create a faster, more efficient process for the aircraft inspection process.
About Cape May County
Cape May County, located at the southern tip of New Jersey, is home to one of the FAA’s UAV test sites. The County hosts a monthly UAS Innovation Forum for drone developers, along with regular conferences on the topic of UAVs, and it has attracted the attention of aviation startups looking for airspace conducive to their testing efforts. The Cape May County Airport – known by the call letters “KWWD” – is a former military airport actively used during WWII. It is now used by general aviation, with runways that can accommodate larger aircraft.
About Naval Air Station Wildwood Aviation Museum
Naval Air Station Wildwood (NASW) Aviation Museum is a non-profit museum located at the Cape May Airport inside historic Hangar #1. Commissioned in April 1943, NASW served as an active dive-bomber squadron training facility during World War II. Today, Hangar #1 has been restored and transformed into an Aviation Museum that houses a number of aircraft, engines, special exhibits, and educational interactive displays.
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