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Memphis International Airport to receive more than $16 million in Airport Infrastructure Grant (AIG) funding

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will award $16,135,955 to Memphis International Airport (MEM) as part of its Fiscal Year 2024 Airport Infrastructure Grants (AIG) under the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA).

MSCAA, FedEx continue drone operations through FAA’s BEYOND program

he Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority (MSCAA) and FedEx Express (FedEx) continue working with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to develop safe procedures for drone operations within the perimeter of an FAA-towered airport as part of FAA’s BEYOND drone program.

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MSCAA joins new BEYOND federal drone program

Initial FAA three-year drone initiative concludes Memphis, TN (November 2, 2020) – On Friday, U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao announced the three-year Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Integration Pilot Program (IPP) successfully concluded on Oct. 25. Eight of the nine state, local and tribal governments that participated in the program – including Memphis-Shelby County…
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DJI joins Memphis partners in FAA drone pilot program

Memphis, TN (December 3, 2019) – DJI, a global company specializing in civilian drones and aerial imaging technology, has joined the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Integration Pilot Program (IPP) at Memphis International Airport. DJI joins several local participants involved in the Memphis program, including the City of Memphis, Memphis Fire Department,…
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First quarter of Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority drone pilot program features 43 successful flights

MEMPHIS, TENN. (January 3, 2019) – Since August, Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority (MSCAA) partners have conducted 43 successful drone flights as part of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Unmanned Aerial Systems Integration Pilot Program (UAS IPP). The flights were part of the first phase of development in low risk areas to help develop operational procedures,…
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UAS-IPP Program Participants to Conduct Drone Tests at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium

Operations Update 10-11-18:UAS-IPP Program Participants to Conduct Drone Tests at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium On Thursday, October 11, 2018, the Memphis Fire Department and Memphis Police Department will conduct drone flight tests at the Liberty Bowl Stadium in support of the Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority’s Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration Pilot (UAS-IPP) Program. The operations will…
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Memphis Airport partners in federal drone program conduct successful demonstration

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (September 4, 2018) – Successful drone demonstrations were recently conducted by Memphis International Airport partners participating in a new U.S. Department of Transportation drone program. The operations were conducted at Agricenter International and included simulated runway and perimeter security inspections, as well as safety and backup procedures for drone operations. » View video from…
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U.S. Department of Transportation selects MSCAA as participant in Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration Pilot Program

Memphis, TN – U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao today announced that Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority (MSCAA) has been selected as one of 10 participants in the Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Integration Pilot Program, an initiative aimed at shaping the future of drones in America. “We are looking forward to helping today’s winners unlock the…
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