Monday, 04 April 2016 23:00

Avion Recognized as 2016 Company of the Year

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Avion was recognized on Friday, April 1st as the 2016 Company of the Year by the New South Chapter of the Employee Stock Ownership Plan(ESOP) Association at an awards banquet at the New South’s 3rd Annual Spring Workshop in Atlanta, Georgia. The New South Chapter of the ESOP Association has a total of 177 members, of which, 90 ESOP companies are eligible to be nominated for this award. Avion will be submitted to the ESOP Association to compete for the national 2016 Company of the Year award. This will be announced at their annual conference on May 19, 2016 in…
After a comprehensive risk analysis, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has raised the unmanned aircraft (UAS) “blanket” altitude authorization for Section 333 exemption holders and government aircraft operators to 400 feet. Previously, the agency had put in place a nationwide Certificate of Waiver or Authorization (COA) for such flights up to 200 feet. The new COA policy allows small unmanned aircraft -- operated as other than model aircraft (i.e. commercial use) -- to fly up to 400 feet anywhere in the country except restricted airspace and other areas, such as major cities, where the agency prohibits UAS operations. “This is…
Avion Solution's Commerical Unmanned Aircraft Systems Team is headed to the University of Memphis on April 9 to be a part of the Commercial Drone Expo. The FedEx Institute of Technology has teamed up with the University to bring this event to not just students, but also to the general public. Our UAS Project Lead, Taylor Abington, will be there to speak on UAS Training. The event will highlight the commercial applications of drone technology, showcase their uses, and to facilitate a dialogue on the positive applications of this emerging technology!  Just last month, Avion delivered the FAA-approved Certificate of…
From WZTV FOX 17 News, Nashville: On September 18, 2015, Williamson County Sheriff Jeff Long signed a purchase order for Avion Solutions to provide the county with an aircraft, thermal imaging capability, video capabilities, and associated equipment.  It also included preparing and submitting the Certificate of Authorization (COA) to the FAA, which included the development of the agency's UAS Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) outlining their safe day-to-day flight operations. On-Site UAS training for 13 personnel was conducted which included Ground, Aircraft, Flight, and Mission Training, as well as lessons covering airspace, current UAS regulations, and UAS privacy/public relations issues. Yesterday,…
In an ongoing effort to utilize technology to be more efficient with taxpayer money,the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office in Tennessee has taken steps to integrate Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) in their operations, achieving approval in less than 90 days.Sheriff Jeff Long said he wants to use the aircraft to aid the fire department by getting aerial images of large fires or vehicular accidents and assist the county’s SWAT team during emergencies, scan heavily vegetated areas for missing persons, during hostage crises, – in a Search and Rescue environment, a UAS can complete the work of 875 man-hours in 30 minutes.…
Monday, 07 December 2015 17:06

Cleared for Takeoff!

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Cleared for Takeoff! Avion’s Former Army Aviators Lead Commercial UAS Team to FAA Section 333 Exemption Congratulations to our Commercial Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) team, who was just granted their FAA Section 333 Exemption! Before beginning Commercial UAS Operations, a company must go through an extensive process and apply for an FAA Section 333 Exemption – this is a “temporary fix” to the current lack of UAS regulation while the FAA and lawmakers work to adopt permanent UAS regulations. With this exemption, Avion’s licensed pilots on our Commercial UAS team are capable of performing UAS missions for Search and Rescue,…
Thursday, 10 September 2015 18:14

B SAFE Security Suite Launched!

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On Tuesday, September 1, Avion proudly hosted a Blood Assurance blood drive to celebrate the successful trial and upcoming full installation of BIT (Biometric Identification Tool), as well as announce the full launch of B SAFE Security Suite. B SAFE (Biometric Scanning Accountability Function Enhancements) includes three products, all utilizing a 99.9% accurate finger vein reader: BIT, a software development kit; VVISIT (Vein Visitor Integrated Software Identification Technology), a visitor management system; and Safe BADJ (Biometric Access for Designated Jurisdictions), a physical access solution. All three products were on display, and up to sixty lives will be saved as a…
Friday, 28 August 2015 18:25

Blood Drive Debuts New Technology

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Vein Reader Eases Donation Process, Encourages Repeat Donation, Saves More Lives HUNTSVILLE, AL – Engineering and technology firm Avion Solutions is hosting a blood drive at their corporate headquarters in Research Park on Tuesday, September 1 from 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.  Blood Assurance, a regional provider of blood and blood related products for hospitals and health care systems, based in Chattanooga, Tennessee, will have a mobile donation center in the front parking lot of Avion, and each donation can save up to three lives.  Trauma, chemotherapy, and surgical patients are only a few among many recipients of donated blood.…
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