Rose Mooney Tapped To Lead Effort At Virginia Tech
The development of the UAS regulations and more importantly the commercial operations’ parameters will be greatly influenced by the quality of the information developed by the test sites. The announcement by the Mid-Atlantic Aviation Partnership (MAAP), partnership that Rose Mooney will lead this consortium ( Virginia Tech, Rutgers University, and the University of Maryland — with industry and agency members) is extremely encouraging.
Ms. Mooney is well qualified to lead the MAAP team. Her career began at Westinghouse Electric Corporation and she started there designing manufacturing robots. She also participated in the manufacture of medical devices. A seven year stint as Director of UAS Airspace Integration for AAI Unmanned Aircraft/Textron Systems had her manage flight test sites, integration labs, systems testing and design engineering. She was a vice president for Archangel Aero LLC where she consulted on new technology and aviation. Her professional work includes president of the UAS National Industry Team (UNITE), was the co-chair of the RTCA Special Committee-203 for Unmanned Aircraft Systems, a member of the Aerospace Industries Association UAS subcommittee, and was a member of the NASA Advisory Council UAS subcommittee.
Welcome and to show our appreciation for the UAS industry’s ability to use its technology in such a welcoming message, here is a joyous UAS musical celebration– A Symphony for Flying Robots. Be sure to click on this– http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Qlqe1DXnJKQ