Aviation Certification, Airspace Access and Operations Expert Firm Joins Collaborative Advanced Mobility Community
WAKE FOREST, N.C. (Oct. 19, 2020) –
End State Solutions and founding Chief Executive Officer Charlton Evans have joined the Advanced Mobility Collective to help accelerate innovative use of unmanned aerial systems with a broad range of experience in aviation certification, airspace access and professional aviation operations.
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.
Evans, a commercial pilot and retired U.S. Marine Corps aviator, founded End State Solutions to assist small and large teams to successfully seize opportunities in the unmanned aircraft system industry, including strategically navigating the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulatory and certification process. In 2012, he managed the Type Certification “Pathfinder” effort for Insitu’s ScanEagle and in 2015 he led the ScanEagle’s beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) flights for BNSF. In 2016 ScanEagle N202SE was inducted into the Smithsonian for these historic commercial operations. In 2017, Evans’ team responded to the Hurricane Harvey and to the Eagle Creek and Tubbs Complex fires with the ScanEagle.
“The Collective is a community of companies committed to an emerging industry evolving to develop real-world solutions,” Evans said. “We look forward to collaboration that advances the industry. We bring experience navigating political and technical challenges inherent in any emerging industry. We understand the regulators’ language and we can help companies by mapping a pathway through certification to revenue operations.”
Todd Spain, executive director of the Advanced Mobility Collective, added, “End State Solutions is a tremendous resource with a team of experts to help companies navigate a path through certification and regulatory compliance. Certification and safe operations are key factors leading adoption of advanced mobility and transportation innovation. End State Solutions has the experience to help our growing community.”
The Collective is continuing to build and expand its network of partners as an economic development initiative of The Wireless Research Center. Members of The Collective include WakeMed Health and Hospitals, the first U.S. health system to integrate drone technology for medical sample delivery.
About End State Solutions LLC
End State Solutions enables aerospace companies to achieve success through strategic regulatory planning and navigation through the FAA certification process. The End State Solutions team has decades of extensive regulatory, engineering, operations, sustainment and entrepreneurial experience. For more information, visit www.endstatesolutions.com or LinkedIn.
About the Advanced Mobility Collective
The Advanced Mobility Collective is a private, nonprofit facilitator of innovation building an ecosystem of business, government and research partners to birth new services using drones and autonomous vehicles. As a catalyst for collaboration worldwide, the Collective reduces barriers and unites essential components for new mobility and transportation services. The Collective is actively seeking partners to join the global conversation. For more information, visit www.amc.org
About the Wireless Research Center
The WRC is a nonprofit organization supporting clients globally with unique applied research, engineering services and testing for communication technologies. The WRC accelerates the rate of scientific innovation as a network design and Internet of Things (IoT) consultant and certified testing facility for the CTIA and many wireless network providers. The WRC fosters innovation and collaboration among commercial partners, industry groups, academic institutions and research organizations. The WRC is leading the deployment and operation of advanced wireless 5G testbeds for the nation’s third advanced wireless research platform supported by an industry consortium and a $24 million grant from the National Science Foundation. Initial testbeds for autonomous drone and mobility systems are being developed in North Carolina’s Research Triangle Park region. For more information, visit www.wrc-nc.org
Scott Yates (for WRC & The Collective)
Christine Tichenor (for End State Solutions)