uAvionix, designer and manufacturer of communications, navigation, and surveillance (CNS) equipment for unmanned and manned aircraft, announced in early December its plans to establish an office location 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.
After an exhaustive nationwide search for the perfect location, comparing important criteria such as transportation options, talent availability, and local craft beer quality – the uAvionix “HQ2” will be located in Leesburg, Virginia – and will focus on business operations, development, and regulatory engagement – particularly in the emerging unmanned aircraft systems market.
“Despite all efforts by Leesburg and the local agencies to convince us to stay in Montana, this location provides fantastic brewery, winery, and distillery options within just a few miles, we just couldn’t turn it down,” states Christian Ramsey, President and local lead for HQ2. “Of lesser importance, Leesburg provides excellent transportation options domestically and internationally with nearby Dulles International Airport, as well as easy access to FAA headquarters and industry advocacy and standards groups such as Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA), Association for Unmanned Systems International (AUVSI) and RTCA.”
“HQ2 demonstrates our commitment to growth, and will position uAvionix for 2019 and beyond,” states Paul Beard, CEO.
uAvionix HQ2 is expected to open in February 2019. Current corporate headquarters in Bigfork, Montana will remain critical to current operations and growth, and focus will remain on engineering, manufacturing, and support. New staff have been hired locally, and uAvionix is recruiting for additional positions in Leesburg.
For information on open positions, please see www.uavionix.com/careers.