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(LAS VEGAS, NV) — October 26, 2015 — GRADD CO. (Global Robot And Drone Deployment) of Las Vegas announced today that they have partnered with SkyGen Aviation, a California-based UAS consulting and training company. SkyGen’s team of experts were authors of the 1st seven Section 333 Exemptions. Their client base includes Fortune 500 companies and universities. The Section 333 Exemptions, which can only be granted by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), allows commercial entities to use Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) legally in the National Airspace Sysyem (NAS).

Focusing on safety and best-practices, SkyGen Aviation provides legal and logistical services for companies entering the UAS market. Although the UAS field is new to public commercial use, the flight standards and operations will mirror those from the time-honored manned aviation side. SkyGen provides their customers the knowledge and the skills they have attained from their years of experience in manned aviation. Clients leave with complete solutions that are catered to their needs in their UAS operations.

It is the goal of both GRADD and SkyGen to keep UAS in the NAS. As the number of UAS in the NAS continue to exponentially grow, there is increasing concern that there is a lack of responsibility held by UAS operators. GRADD and SkyGen will work with major organizations and associations to provide their members the knowledge and awareness to keep the NAS as the safest airspace in the World.


“Our partnership with GRADD is a major step forward for the UAS industry as we continue to spread the importance of safety to current and future UAS operators,” said Grady Boyce, CEO of SkyGen.

“At GRADD, we have identified SkyGen as a company whose vision and goals align with our own, and we are excited to work together to serve the new and diverse UAS market,” said Reza Karamooz, CEO of GRADD.

 

For more information on SkyGen Aviation visit www.skygenaviation.com.

For more information about GRADD, call 702-879-9100, visit www.GRADD.co, Twitter (@GRADD_CO) or email info@gradd.co.

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(LAS VEGAS, NV) — September 28, 2015 – A team of engineers and staff from GRADD (Global Robot And Drone Deployment) and 4 student members of NVBAA’s (Nevada Business Aviation Association) after-school aviation club from Sunrise Mountain High School (SMHS) in Las Vegas attended the Reno Air Races from September 17th-20th and manned a joint booth together in the Drone Zone. While promoting the efforts & initiatives of their organizations, the GRADD/NVBAA team provided Air Race attendees a flight simulator experience and presented a live demonstration of 3D printing at their joint booth.

Two flight simulator stations were set up in the GRADD/NVBAA booth and were supervised by the SMHS Aviation Club students, who provided over 250 free flight lessons to booth visitors ranging from elementary school students to adults.

“Taking the knowledge gained from NVBAA’s after-school aviation program, I was extremely excited to show young students what I have learned in the Aviation Club. Getting to see the Reno Air Races was really cool, but guiding elementary students to fly a SR-71 jet with me as their instructor was truly awesome,” said Joshua Carlson, a junior at SMHS.

In addition to the 2 flight simulators, the GRADD/NVBAA printed and gave away over 500 3D-printed miniature F-86 Sabre jet models to children and adults at their booth in the Drone Zone. Attendees that walked through the Drone Zone tent at the Reno Air Races 2015 were mesmerized by the 3D printing action, with many students and teachers wanting to know more about the process. The 3D printing demonstration made history by being the first time ever to have LIVE 3D printing at the Reno Air Races. The demonstration also marked the kick-off of NVBAA’s “Free 3D Printing for Nevada’s K-12” initiative, whose goal is to provide FREE education, training and 3D printed projects to all K-12 students and teachers of Nevada. (For more information about NVBAA’s Free 3D Printing program, visit: http://www.nv3d.org)

“One of our major initiatives at NVBAA is to continue expanding our award-winning, integrative STEM education programs for K-12 students and to raise awareness of the importance of STEM careers for Nevada’s future workforce. We are focused on inspiring Nevada’s youth to become the next generation of engineers, inventors, designers, computer programmers and scientists,” said Reza Karamooz, President of NVBAA.

About NVBAA

Nevada Business Aviation Association (NVBAA) is a Nevada 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation based in Las Vegas that advocates for STEM Education, economic development and the creation of high-paying jobs in Aviation, Aerospace and Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS). NVBAA brings together over 400 members who represent Nevada’s top aviation business, community, education, government, and industry representatives. NVBAA is the Nevada chapter of NBAA (National Business Aviation Association). Learn more about NVBAA at www.nvbaa.org.

About GRADD CO.

GRADD CO. is a Las Vegas-based Nevada Corporation. GRADD is focusing its initial efforts on building an education system that supports safety and operations training for commercial UAS applications. GRADD has also filed a Petition for a Section 333 Exemption with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), and is ramping up for operational deployments in: Aerial Photography and Videography, Aerial Surveying, Agriculture, Bridge Inspection, Construction Site Inspection and Monitoring, Data Acquisition, Education and Research, Flare Stack Inspection, Pipeline Inspection and Patrolling, Public Entity Support Operations, Utility and Power Generation Systems Inspections and Patrolling, Wildlife and Forestry Monitoring.

For more information about GRADD, call 702-879-9100, visit www.GRADD.co, follow us on Twitter (@GRADD_CO) or email info@gradd.co.

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(RENO, NV) — September 16, 2015 – GRADD CO. (Global Robot And Drone Deployment) in partnership with NVBAA (Nevada Business Aviation Association) announced today that they will provide a live demonstration of 3D printing to students and spectators of the Reno Air Races this week. This is an excellent opportunity for students, their parents, and teachers to observe the burgeoning 3D printing industry in action. The GRADD+NVBAA team will produce over 500 miniature 3D-printed jet aircraft at their booth in the “Drone Zone”, for students to take home with them.

This live demonstration at the Reno Air Races marks the launch of NVBAA’s “Free 3D Printing for Nevada’s K-12” initiative. Supported by GRADD, NVBAA’s goal is to provide free training and printed projects to all students and teachers of Nevada. In this program, students design their own 3D parts (on software provided for free) and send their completed files to NVBAA electronically. The parts are then printed on 3D printers housed at the GRADD offices in Las Vegas and shipped back, all free of charge to the students/teachers in Nevada. Additionally, the 3D printers all have live-streaming cameras attached, which provide the opportunity for students and teachers to witness their computer-aided design (CAD) files come to life in real-time.

This program provides Nevada’s K-12 students the opportunity to reap the benefits of learning how to design 3D parts, and obtain 3D printed objects, without the costs associated with buying/maintaining a 3D printer, resin/filament, or the design software.

“One of our major initiatives at NVBAA is to promote our award-winning, integrative STEM education for K-12 students and raise awareness of the importance of STEM careers for Nevada’s future workforce. We believe that providing this service to Nevada’s student body will inspire and create the next generation of engineers, inventors, designers, and scientists,” said Reza Karamooz, President of NVBAA.

“We are excited to be a part of this great opportunity to positively influence the young minds of Nevada. Here at GRADD, we strongly believe in the importance of inspiring STEM interest in primary education in order to create the next generation of technical industry leaders. Anything we can do to help support NVBAA’s initiative is something we see as a positive for our own future here at GRADD, and for the Great State of Nevada,” said Daniel Wang, Lead Test Engineer at GRADD CO.

For more information about NVBAA’s 3D printing program and other STEM initiatives, visit www.gofundme.com/NVBAA .

About GRADD CO.

GRADD CO. is a Las Vegas-based Nevada Corporation. GRADD is focusing its initial efforts on building an education system that supports safety and operations training for commercial UAS applications. GRADD has also filed a Petition for a Section 333 Exemption with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), and is ramping up for operational deployments in: Aerial Photography and Videography, Aerial Surveying, Agriculture, Bridge Inspection, Construction Site Inspection and Monitoring, Data Acquisition, Education and Research, Flare Stack Inspection, Pipeline Inspection and Patrolling, Public Entity Support Operations, Utility and Power Generation Systems Inspections and Patrolling, Wildlife and Forestry Monitoring.

For more information about GRADD, call 702-879-9100, visit www.GRADD.co, follow us on Twitter (@GRADD_CO) or email info@gradd.co.

About NVBAA

Nevada Business Aviation Association (NVBAA) is a Nevada 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation based in Las Vegas that advocates for STEM Education, economic development and the creation of high-paying jobs in Aviation, Aerospace and Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS). NVBAA brings together over 400 members who represent Nevada’s top aviation business, community, education, government, and industry representatives. NVBAA is the Nevada chapter of NBAA (National Business Aviation Association). Learn more about NVBAA at www.nvbaa.org.

GRADD Names Stephen Lloyd, Former Director For Safety, FAA ATO, As New President

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(LAS VEGAS, NV) — September 3, 2015 – GRADD CO. (Global Robot And Drone Deployment) of Las Vegas announced today that Stephen Lloyd, the former Director for Safety of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Air Traffic Organization (ATO), has joined GRADD as its new President. With nearly 40 years of experience in air traffic and aviation safety, Stephen will provide his expertise to guarantee the safe and legal integration of GRADD’s unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) operations into the National Airspace System (NAS).

As the number of UAS operations in the United States continues to grow, GRADD and its training partners have created and are providing educational programs to ensure that UAS are safely integrated into our Nation’s Airspace. The number of UAS entrants in the NAS is staggering, moreover, the lack of basic safe piloting skills, and far too many close calls with piloted aircraft, is ever evident. Safety is the number one priority of GRADD, and Mr. Lloyd’s decorated history of FAA experience will provide GRADD with vast NAS operational experience and a perspective that is not readily available to most commercial entities. By bringing together commercial and governmental expertise, GRADD has begun taking the lead in creating the standard for safe operations of UAS.

“I am so proud to be a part of the aerospace and aviation industry over the last four decades. Much has been accomplished during my tenure with the FAA, as we brought forward new technology and innovation to enhance safety and efficiency to improve the NAS. I am honored to now be a vital part of the GRADD team. GRADD’s vision is to provide its customers, students, and partners a level of expertise in the world of autonomous operations that is based on a foundation of excellence. As we launch our UAS research, educational programs, and operational deployments, we will be looking to others in this industry with whom to form partnerships, a critical component of national and international success for this industry. Become a part of GRADD’s vision. Visit our website (www.GRADD.co) and join us in our journey to be the gold standard for UAS operations” said Stephen Lloyd.

“Stephen is a great advocate for the safe integration of UAS into the NAS. I am delighted to have Stephen join our team at GRADD. Together, we will continue to develop a strong ecosystem in Nevada where operators of UAS can safely test, evaluate, operate and develop solutions for various commercial applications – such as filming, precision agriculture, structural inspections, firefighting, and law enforcement. Stephen’s input, guidance, and leadership will be invaluable to GRADD and our partners, as this industry matures,” said Reza Karamooz, CEO of GRADD.

About GRADD CO.

GRADD CO. is a Las Vegas-based Nevada Corporation. GRADD is focusing its initial efforts on building an education system that supports safety and operations training for commercial UAS applications. GRADD has also filed a Petition for a Section 333 Exemption with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), and is ramping up for operational deployments in: Aerial Photography and Videography, Aerial Surveying, Agriculture, Bridge Inspection, Construction Site Inspection and Monitoring, Data Acquisition, Education and Research, Flare Stack Inspection, Pipeline Inspection and Patrolling, Public Entity Support Operations, Utility and Power Generation Systems Inspections and Patrolling, Wildlife and Forestry Monitoring.

For more information, call 702-879-9100, visit www.GRADD.co, follow us on Twitter (@GRADD_CO) or email info@gradd.co.

GRADD Brings Professional-Grade Safety Awareness Training to the City of North Las Vegas

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(LAS VEGAS, NV) — June 29, 2015 – Global Robot And Drone Deployment Co. (GRADD) of Las Vegas announced today that it will be partnering with the City of North Las Vegas to launch its first sUAS Safety Awareness Training Workshop at the Craig Ranch Regional Park in North Las Vegas this July.  GRADD’s education program kicks off with the sUAS (small unmanned aerial systems) Safety Awareness Training Workshop on the following 4 dates – July 11th, 12th, 18th, and 19th.  The workshop is suitable for all members of the public with no prerequisites, and anyone who is exploring commercial applications of UAS. This 8-hour workshop will review the root causes for mistakes and violations of best practices which will help promote the highest safety standards for sUAS operations.

The sUAS Safety Awareness Training Workshop curriculum, developed by the renowned Unmanned Safety Institute (USI) in Florida, is endorsed by a leading aviation insurance company – Global Aerospace.  The July debut in North Las Vegas through GRADD will be the first time this professional-grade training has been offered in Nevada.  Workshop details and registration information are available at www.gradd.co.

“GRADD is very excited about its partnership with the City of North Las Vegas, and looks forward to working together to provide the region with the best safety training, education, and certification programs that are an absolute necessity for the safe integration of unmanned systems into the National Airspace System (NAS). It is our goal at GRADD to a develop a strong ecosystem in Nevada where operators of all types of unmanned aerial systems (UAS) can safely test, evaluate, operate and develop solutions for various commercial applications – such as filming, precision agriculture, structural inspections, firefighting, and law enforcement.” said Reza Karamooz, GRADD President & CEO. 

Mayor John Lee of North Las Vegas announced “The City of North Las Vegas is delighted to host GRADD’s Professional-grade small UAS Safety Awareness Training Workshop, a first in Nevada. The growing UAS (drone) industry promises many high-paying jobs for our citizens. GRADD’s team of experts has worked diligently to bring the UAS industry to Southern Nevada. We look forward to expanding our partnership with GRADD to set up indoor and outdoor netted testing areas for UAS, right here in the City of North Las Vegas.”

About GRADD CO.

Global Robot And Drone Deployment (GRADD) is a Las Vegas based Nevada Corporation. GRADD is focusing its initial efforts in building an education system that supports safety and operations training for commercial UAS operations. GRADD is also creating a network of trusted partners for the purpose of providing UAS deployment services. GRADD is also concentrating efforts to build a UAS Tourism market in Nevada, by partnering with shows, conventions, and conferences coming to Las Vegas. Visitors will be able to extend their stay a day or two to attend various UAS training and certification programs offered by GRADD.

For more information, visit www.gradd.co, or follow us on Twitter (@GRADD_CO).