uAvionix, designer and manufacturer of communications, navigation, and surveillance (CNS) equipment for unmanned and manned aircraft, today announced its recent expansion with the official opening of two new facilities. Headquarters 2 (HQ2) in Leesburg, Virginia will focus on business operations, business development, and regulatory engagement, and a new Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Manufacturing Inspection District Office (MIDO) approved manufacturing facility in Columbia Falls, MT.
HQ2 is located in Loudoun County, Virginia, in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. This expansion reflects the company’s long-term business strategy and the strong growth the company has seen in both the unmanned and manned aviation markets. “It seems it is the norm these days that HQ2 announcements are met with opposition by local activists,” states Christian Ramsey, President. “Fortunately, local micro-brewery revenue improvements neutralize most objections.”
The Columbia Falls MIDO approved manufacturing facility features a 4000 sq/ft, multi-line manufacturing floor. The expansion is a result of the increased demand for uAvionix certified products like skyBeacon and tailBeacon for the GA market, and ping200X and truFYX for the unmanned systems market. uAvionix employs qualified production staff at this facility contributing to the local economy.
“We are proud to have employees in both Virginia and Montana locations and the contributions that we are making to the local economies furthers our mission to provide avionics that aid in communication, navigation and separation of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), General Aviation and even airport surface common situational awareness,” states Christian Ramsey, President and local lead for HQ2.
“Our dual HQ model demonstrates our commitment to growth, and positions uAvionix for the market on the horizon,” states Paul Beard, CEO.
uAvionix HQ2 is officially open and Montana remains critical to operations and growth, and will continue to focus on engineering, manufacturing, and support. New staff have been hired and uAvionix is recruiting for additional positions in both locations. For information on open positions, please see www.uavionix.com/careers.
About uAvionix Corporation
uAvionix was founded in 2015 with the mission of bringing safety solutions to the unmanned aviation industry in order to aid in the integration of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) into the National Airspace System (NAS). A fundamental principle of that mission is to provide solutions that allow all airspace users a common situational awareness of the airspace. Through the evolution of our company, we pioneered and now offer low SWaP TSO certified and uncertified ADS-B and GPS solutions for General Aviation (GA), Airport Surface Vehicles and the UAS markets. Based in Bigfork, MT and Leesburg, VA, uAvionix consists of an unparalleled engineering and management team with a unique combination of experience within avionics, surveillance, airport services, UAS aircraft development, radio frequency (RF), and semiconductor industries. The entire leadership team consists of pilots of fixed wing, rotary wing, and UAS aircraft. uAvionix is backed by investors at Playground Global and Airbus Ventures.