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About MAAP

Tent set up at the foot of an airstrip as the fog lifts

Tent set up at the foot of an airstrip as the fog lifts

We are an FAA-designated UAS test site. We leverage operational capability, aviation expertise, and robust research resources to take on the most pressing technical and operational challenges in UAS integration. We lead Virginia’s BEYOND team and other major federal UAS-integration efforts, and our work has consistently led to landmark permissions and operations that have advanced the industry.

We work with the FAA, federal agencies, and leading companies on fundamental research and advanced testing, bridging industry goals and regulatory priorities to develop practical, powerful, evidence-based solutions that set new precedents and lay the groundwork for expanded operations. Our rigorous approach to safety-case development has rapidly become a model for enabling new drone applications through systematic risk analysis and mitigation. 

In parallel, we are actively engaged in the development of industry standards, using data and insights drawn from our work to shape the framework that will support the evolution of this technology towards its tremendous potential.