Reliable Robotics and Vantis Partner to Advance Automated Aviation in North Dakota
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif -- Reliable Robotics, a leader in autonomous aircraft system development, today announced a joint agreement to advance repeatable, scalable and economically viable operations of uncrewed aircraft systems (UAS) with Vantis in North Dakota. The collaboration directly supports the North Dakota Department of Transportation’s participation in the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) BEYOND program for UAS.
“This is an exciting and mutually beneficial partnership,” said Trevor Woods, Executive Director of the Northern Plains UAS Test Site (NPUASTS), which administers Vantis. “Both Vantis and Reliable Robotics are working towards expanding the capabilities of large UAS operations.”
Reliable Robotics was founded in 2017, and within an 18-month period, flew an uncrewed Cessna 172 over a populated area in controlled airspace. The company demonstrated remote piloting from its control center in 2021, and is currently working towards certification of its Remotely Operated Aircraft System on a popular cargo aircraft, the Cessna 208 Caravan.