Woolpert adds office to Aeronautical Research Park

Woolpert opens an office to serve as the Center for Aeronautical Research and Unmanned Aircraft Systems in Egg Harbor Township National Aeronautical Research and Technology Park. The space will support Woolpert’s full range of UAS and urban air mobility personnel, technology and equipment, which includes advanced platforms, sensors and data processing systems.

Woolpert has been supporting the design, engineering and geospatial needs of airports and air bases around the world for several decades and has been operating UAS commercially since 2012. The company is at the forefront of research, development and integration UAS technologies for the Federal Aviation Administration, airports and government agencies. More recently, the company was contracted to develop UAS Airfield Application Guidelines and UAS Airport Response Standards.

The National Aeronautical Research and Technology Park is dedicated to facilitating the advancement of aeronautical research, technology and innovation. The NARTP has collaborative agreements with Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, Rowan University, Stockton University, and the National Aerospace Institute. It is located in an aviation innovation hub that includes the FAA’s William J. Hughes Technical Center and Atlantic City International Airport, which serves as a test bed for smart airport research.

The FAA Technical Center is dedicated to the research, development and maintenance of the National Airspace System. The site is physically and technologically secure, with easy entry and exit for pilots and operators.

“From a relationship perspective, it will be extremely valuable to be able to interact with colleagues and customers on a daily basis,” said Woolpert Vice President Thomas Mackie. “From a collaborative perspective, the park has created a think tank atmosphere that helps propel aviation research and technology projects around the world. We are delighted to be part of it.

Woolpert’s current aviation and UAS staff will use the Egg Harbor Township office, and the company has hired five full-time employees who will be based at the site. More hires are expected later this year.

“We are very pleased to have Woolpert join us at National Aviation Research and Technology Park as we continue to develop and strengthen an aviation industry in southern New Jersey,” said NARTP President Sam Young. “We welcome them and assure them of our strong support and commitment to their success and growth.

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