UAS

Public Safety
1:30 pm
Thu July 17, 2014

Drones may help patrol Lebanon prisons

File image of an unmanned aerial system.
Ann Thompson WVXU

The Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction is considering the use of unmanned aerial systems (UAS) to help patrol the grounds surrounding two Warren County prisons.

In a release, the state says:

"UAS technology could add an additional layer of security to help maintain the safety of the surrounding community and the prisons by bolstering existing perimeter security, preventing and detecting attempts of contraband entering the prison, and enhancing the monitoring of inmates who are approved to work outside the secure perimeter of the prison. "

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Wilmington
10:07 am
Thu June 26, 2014

Big hangar headlines Wilmington redevelopment

Airborne has doubled the size of its hangar at the Wilmington Air Park and can now work on 777s and 747s
Ann Thompson WVXU

Five years after losing DHL's domestic operations hub, the Wilmington Air Park is rebuilding itself.  The latest project involves a new 105,000 square foot aircraft maintenance hangar, capable of housing planes as big as a Boeing 747-400 or 777-300ER.

The hangar is leased by Airborne Maintenance and Engineering Services (AMES), already providing maintenance, repair and overhaul services at the Wilmington Air Park. The company anticipates hiring 259 people because of the expanded hangar.

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Focus on Technology
6:00 am
Wed February 5, 2014

The sky's the limit for UC drone researchers

UC's UAV hovers on campus.
Ann Thompson WVXU

 The Cincinnati Fire Department is looking into the possibility of using drones in the future. The city is partnering with the University of Cincinnati to test, what promises to be, a turn-key system.

The whirr and the sight of this small quadroter freezes University of Cincinnati students in their tracks as they stare at it in subzero temperatures.

Graduate Student Bryan Brown says, “Oh yes, every time we do this we have about 10 people stop and they’ll come up and take videos, especially when it’s warmer.”

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UAS
11:20 am
Mon December 30, 2013

Greater Dayton doesn't get 'drone' test site

Sinclair demonstrated its technology at the Wilmington Air Park in September.
Ann Thompson WVXU

The FAA has announced its six national test sites that will develop unmanned aerial systems (UAS) and they do not include  Greater Dayton. The sites will conduct critical research into the certification and operational requirements necessary to safely integrate UAS into the national airspace over the next several years.

The winners are:

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GE Aviation
3:38 pm
Thu October 31, 2013

Ohio's aerospace industry taking off with GE partnerships

Rendering of the new $100M combustion laboratory at GE
GE Aviation

GE Aviation and University of Cincinnati Research Institute (UCRI) have signed an agreement to collaborate at the new GE Aviation Research Center in Evendale and its three labs. GE says, "the scope of this agreement marks a first in Ohio between a leading aerospace company and a leading university research institute."

The labs making up the new research center:

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