uAvionix has expanded its footprint with the official opening of two new facilities.
It has opened the doors of a second headquarters as well as a new FAA manufacturing inspection district office.
HQ2 in Leesburg, Virginia will focus on business operations, business development, and regulatory engagement while the new MIDO will become an approved manufacturing facility in Columbia Falls, MT.
The company says its 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.
Christian Ramsey, president, commented: “It seems it is the norm these days that HQ2 announcements are met with opposition by local activists. 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 and comes as 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.
Ramsey continued: “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.”