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Total Number of Plug-In Vehicles on American Roads Doubles in a Year

July 14, 2014

EDTA recently released sales data for the U.S. electric drive market, showing that the total number of plug-in vehicles on the road has doubled since this time last year. 222,590 plug-in vehicles have been sold since mass market roll-out in late 2010. That number reflects 99 percent growth over the 111,962 sold thru June 2013.

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Source: AeroVironment Inc.

NOAA - Scientists use UAS to survey wildlife in Northwestern Hawaiian Islands

July 08, 2014
HONOLULU – The first of two scheduled deployments of unmanned aircraft systems over the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands showed they can be used to conduct research without harming the region’s fragile ecosystem, federal scientists said today.   -> View More

Source: AeroVironment Inc.

AeroVironment, Inc. Schedules Fourth Quarter and Full Fiscal 2014 Earnings Release and Conference Call

June 24, 2014
MONROVIA, Calif., June 24 , 2014 – AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVAV) today announced it will issue financial results for the Company's fourth quarter and full fiscal year ended April 30, 2014, after the market closes on Tuesday July 8, 2014. Management will host a conference call and live audio webcast to discuss the results at 1:30 p.m. Pacific Time that day.   -> View More

Source: AeroVironment Inc.

BP and AeroVironment Launch First FAA-Approved, Commercial Unmanned Aircraft Operations Over Land and Water; Providing Comprehensive GIS Services

June 10, 2014
• FAA grants first-ever over-land restricted type certificate to AeroVironment Puma AE UAS for use in day-to-day operations at the BP-operated Prudhoe Bay oil field on Alaska’s North Slope
• BP embraces UAS-based information service to improve productivity, safety and efficiency; selects AeroVironment for 3D mapping, other services at North Slope operations over multi-year period
• Imaging and GIS services deliver engineering-quality information safely, reliably and effectively while helping to protect sensitive North Slope environment

PRUDHOE BAY, Alaska, June 10, 2014 – AeroVironment (NASDAQ: AVAV) today announced that BP Exploration (Alaska) Inc., selected the company to provide mapping, Geographic Information System (GIS) and other commercial information services at its Prudhoe Bay oil field, the largest oil field in North America, for a five-year period.   -> View More

Source: AeroVironment Inc.

WSJ: FAA Gives Approval To BP To Use Commercial Drones

June 10, 2014

AeroVironment Aircraft Will Capture, Analyze Data at Prudhoe Bay Operations. The effort, which began Sunday, marks the first routine commercial drone flights approved by the Federal Aviation Administration, and comes amid growing excitement about the commercial market for unmanned aircraft.

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Source: AeroVironment Inc.

Ventura County Sheriff’s Department Could be First in State to Use Drones

May 30, 2014

In just a few months, the Ventura County Sheriff’s department could become the first law enforcement agency in the state to deploy an unmanned aircraft operationally, with FAA approval.

Soaring over the Ventura River bottom is a new tool in training, locating a downed hiker, a suspicious device, a suspect on the run.

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Source: AeroVironment Inc.

Eyes In The Sky

May 02, 2014

The primary mission of the Raven is to reach remote areas of base difficult to access otherwise. "It's extremely beneficial, especially to help the fire department," said Hawkinson. "I can use this to direct them to fires that are not easily accessible by foot, and I can provide them with a photo of the scene and precise coordinates, as well as maintain aerial surveillance and give them real-time updates over the radio."

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Source: AeroVironment Inc.

Ready, Set, Charge! Mt. Hood National Forest Welcomes 1st Electric Vehicle Charging Station

April 15, 2014

Oregon, home to the nation’s first border-to-border electric highway, continues its emergence as the ultimate travel destination for electric vehicle (EV) drivers. The Forest Service, the Oregon Department of Transportation and their partners recently unveiled America’s first EV fast-charger installed on U.S. Forest Service land and at a ski resort.

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Source: AeroVironment Inc.

AeroVironment’s Puma AE is Used by NOAA to Conduct Fish Population Surveys

April 07, 2014

Off the coast of Georgia last week, researchers and pilots from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration tested the ability of a small unmanned aircraft — a drone — to conduct fish population surveys. Watch now.

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Source: AeroVironment Inc.

Bloomberg TV: AeroVironment Presents the Sunny Side of Drones

April 03, 2014

AeroVironment VP of Marketing and Communications Steve Gitlin discusses the drone that runs on solar power and stays in the air longer. He speaks with Pimm Fox on Bloomberg Television’s “Taking Stock."

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