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WAKE FOREST — Causey Aviation Service has joined the Advanced Mobility Collective as a sponsor and Chief Operating Officer Jeff Causey has also joined The Collective as a member of the Board of Advisors.
The Advanced Mobility Collective is a community for collaboration to bring new mobility services to life including autonomous air and ground vehicles. The Collective is a nonprofit global community of business, technology, government and research partners.
Causey Aviation Service has provided jet management, jet charter and aircraft maintenance services for more than 50 years. Causey Aviation Unmanned is focused on autonomous flight, working with Flytrex, the N.C. Department of Transportation and the FAA under the UAS Integration Pilot Program to test drone package delivery of meals and consumer goods using the Flytrex unmanned aircraft system operations platform.
Causey also serves as chief executive officer and founder of Causey Aviation Unmanned. He is an airline transport pilot and has engineering degrees from Duke University and Carnegie Mellon University.
“Air mobility technology will allow businesses and consumers to access aviation capabilities throughout their daily lives to relieve traffic congestion, conserve energy and increase convenience and safety,” Causey said. “The Collective is bringing together a community to accelerate development and partnerships to make this a reality.”
New mobility services including unmanned aerial systems and urban air mobility systems are expected to revolutionize the transport of people and goods with highly automated and autonomous cargo and passenger transportation services, The Collective says.
Emerging services range from medical package and food delivery to transportation, including airport shuttles, air taxi and air ambulances with electronic vertical takeoff and landing drones, autonomous vehicles and robotic transportation systems in smart cities.
“Causey Aviation is already on the leading edge of these breakthrough developments. As transportation of people and cargo breaks into the third dimension, we are excited to work with innovative companies and have Jeff join the visionaries on our advisory board,” said Todd Spain, executive director of the Advanced Mobility Collective.
The Collective is continuing to build and expand its network of partners as an economic development initiative of The Wireless Research Center.
Members include WakeMed Health and Hospitals, the first U.S. health system to integrate drone technology for medical sample delivery.
Stuart Ginn, surgeon and medical director of WakeMed Innovations, also serves on The Collective Board of Advisors. Ginn is a former flight instructor and spent several years as an airline pilot prior to his medical and surgical training.