Facility to headquarter Sky Scape Industries and support sUAS and UAS Development
Woodbine, NJ [February 26, 2020] - American Aerospace Technologies, Inc. (AATI) and Sky Scape Industries, LLC (SSI), the sUAS division of AATI, today announced SSI’s new headquarters located at the Woodbine Municipal Airport (KOBI) in Woodbine, New Jersey.
Located in Cape May County, New Jersey, KOBI is a non-towered airport supporting the general aviation community. SSI will operate out of the newly acquired hangar providing sUAS services, product sales, SUAS advisory services for enterprise customers, and inspection services for the electric utility, water utility, telecom, and energy sectors. The facility will also be used as the east coast base for the development, test and operation of long endurance UAS in the National Airspace System (NAS).
Nathan Ernst, SSI President said “the opportunity to call Woodbine Airport home is perfectly aligned with SSI’s current operation. Now we can not only stage UAS flight operations here, we also have a top-notch facility to conduct Research & Development, testing, and flight training.” Ernst, a Cape May County native, also mentioned the unique qualities that the location provides. “Woodbine Airport is attractive from a UAS perspective for many reasons. The airspace environment here is very conducive to safe UAS operations, and that’s important to us.”
The new facility not only serves as SSI’s headquarters, it’s also utilized by other AATI subsidiaries. David Yoel, AATI CEO said “AATI has been operating long endurance UAS from Woodbine since 2017 and from other locations in Cape May County since 2015. There is so much potential here. We are proud to finally be a permanent part of the Cape May County community and to continue to support the County’s drone and UAS initiatives. We look forward to expanding use, growing the economy, and furthering safe UAS commercial operations in NJ as well as the United States.”
Cape May County Freeholder Will Morey said “the County is absolutely delighted that Sky Scape and AATI have finally ‘landed’ permanently here.”
“The companies and their founders have been great friends to the County for many years now,” Morey said. “We look forward to our residents interacting with them – and ultimately, perhaps, even becoming new employees as our economy moves more toward what the companies are helping us to create: well-paying, year-round jobs.”
Borough of Woodbine Mayor William Pikolycky said “I am pleased that as a Team Member of Cape May County’s Integrated Pilot Project, I was able to participate in this project which lead to AATI and SSI acquiring interest and ultimately locating in Woodbine Municipal Airport. I thank the Cape May County Freeholders for taking the lead in this initiative resulting in Woodbine now playing a major part in this Unmanned Aircraft System integrative technology.”
Sky Scape Industries, LLC (SSI) is an sUAS technology services company focused on the infrastructure inspection and related services. Aside from flight operations, SSI provides sales and professional services related to sUAS technology.
American Aerospace Technologies, Inc. (AATI) is a real-time airborne remote sensing services company focused on infrastructure patrol and emergency response. The company has been flying long-endurance unmanned aircraft in the National Airspace on civilian applications since 2010.
For more information contact, please contact:
Nathan Ernst @ +1 (609) 675-8369
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26 February 2020