ICARUS Aerospace Achieves ANSI National Accreditation

By Icarus Aerospace Inc. | August 05, 2021

Philadelphia, PA, (July 19th, 2021) On Monday, July 12th 2021, the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) National Accreditation Board (ANAB) Certificate Accreditation Program Accreditation Committee (CAPAC) took action on the results of Icarus Aerospace Inc.’s accreditation assessment report for their UAS for Public Safety© training program as to grant them accreditation under ANSI/ASTM E2659-18, Standard Practice for Certificate Programs. This marks the first time in history that any drone company has achieved Certificate Issuer status with such a prestigious accreditation body like ANAB. “ANAB is pleased to announce the accreditation of Icarus Aerospace Inc.’s certificate program,” said Lane Hallenbeck, ANAB executive director. “This accreditation helps assure public safety through high-quality certificate training programs at a time when the use of drones is growing significantly across various applications.” The only other aerospace Certificate Issuers accredited by ANAB are the U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force, placing Icarus Aerospace among the most elite and true aerospace experts in North America.

When sought for comment, Joshua Brown, President & CEO of Icarus Aerospace Inc., stated, “It is a monumental day for the Icarus family. We are honored and humbled to do our part to support the Public Safety community. For too long, the field of drone operations has been the ‘Wild Wild West’, lacking any formal accreditation and standards to hold providers accountable to those they teach. With this accomplishment, and our IADLEST accreditation, we can now say that a true Public Safety UAS expert firm is alive in the USA!” As the architect of the training program, Mr. Brown, a PhD. Candidate at American Military University, credits the “skill and dedication” of his team. To be the first in an industry where billions of dollars are spent each year is saying something.

Since August of 2018, Icarus Aerospace Inc.’s UAS for Public Safety© training program has been approved as an accredited training course under the International Association of Directors of Law Enforcement Standards and Training (IADLEST) National Certification Program (NCP). This was historic as no other organization had ever achieved the IADLEST NCP Seal in the field of unmanned aviation before Icarus Aerospace stepped into focus. With so many drone training providers in the United States, this is a defining moment. This first for an American drone company is sure to reset the shape of an industry desperate for standardization, and offer the public safety community a viable candidate that can save time, save money, reduce liability, and save lives!

Icarus Aerospace Inc., founded in 2015, is a Minority Owned Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business, subject matter expert in Unmanned Aircraft Systems (“drones”) integration, training, and program development. Recognized by NASA, the FAA, and Congress, Icarus Aerospace has pushed the growth and development of advanced autonomous aerospace systems. Icarus Aerospace is one of the only nationally recognized Public Safety UAS training teams led by experienced aviators, military veterans, and public safety operators and instructors.