Bakersfield, CA [July 20, 2021] – American Aerospace Technologies, Inc. (AATI), leader in airborne intelligence for the oil & gas industry, announces a Letter of Intent (LOI) signing with Kern County, California, to develop a Regional Operations Center (ROC) at the Buttonwillow Airport (L62).
Located in Buttonwillow, California, L62 is a non-towered airport currently supporting the general aviation and hobbyist communities. AATI will now begin to develop plans for the anticipated facility, in cooperation with Kern County, to shortly begin staging a permeant presence consisting of Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS), small Unmanned Aircraft System (sUAS), and conventional aircraft operations to serve AATI’s critical infrastructure customers. The facility will also be used as the west coast base for the development and test of long endurance UAS in the National Airspace System (NAS).
David Yoel, Founder/CEO said “the opportunity to call the Buttonwillow airport our west coast home is perfectly aligned with AATI’s growth strategy. Conveniently located within attractive airspace, in the middle of our customer’s footprints mean we can efficiently deploy aircraft without having to consider major logistical hurdles.”
Kern County Director of Airports, Mark Witsoe also looks forward to the county’s newest tenant. “Aviation’s future is boundless in Kern County. We welcome this pioneering company that combines the magic of flight with the genius of airborne technology to serve economically important industries in Kern County. The opportunity to better utilize and grow our airport infrastructure is a win-win. I look forward to participating in the development planning with AATI.”
American Aerospace Technologies, Inc. (AATI) is a real-time airborne remote sensing services company focused on infrastructure patrol and emergency response. The company has been flying long-endurance unmanned aircraft in the National Airspace on civilian applications since 2010.
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