Villeneuve Airport, operated by Edmonton Airports, is pleased to welcome Pegasus Imagery as its newest tenant.
Pegasus Imagery designs, manufactures and operates long range autonomous aircraft and sensors to deliver data solutions at scale. The company was originally based at Edmonton International Airport (EIA) but has now relocated to the region’s main training and general aviation airport, located in Sturgeon County, west of St. Albert. Its new space is larger and provides increased flight function capabilities. Pegasus Imagery’s move is also part of expanding the Alberta Aerospace and Technology Centre to Villeneuve Airport.
“Villeneuve is open to new ways of doing things, which allows us to take advantage of more opportunities to develop our product. This location works as a ‘sandbox’ for us where we are able to test new ways of how we can integrate and operate alongside general aviation.” Cole Rosentreter, Founder and CEO, Pegasus Imagery
“Pegasus Imagery is a great addition to Villeneuve Airport and to the region. Their cutting-edge technology for information and data solutions will support both the emergency management and public safety sectors, helping first responders in real time. Pegasus is an excellent example of the type of company the Villeneuve Landing Network is looking to attract to help make Villeneuve Airport the premier destination for industry-led innovation and investment.” Alanna Hnatiw, Mayor, Sturgeon County
“Pegasus Imagery is a great example of a made-in-Alberta tech company that is at the forefront of driving innovation in its field. From partnering with Boeing to being internationally recognized by NASA, Pegasus’ drone and imaging technology is helping put the world-class Alberta Aerospace and Technology Centre on the map in the global aerospace industry.” Doug Schweitzer, Minister of Jobs, Economy and Innovation
“We believe in embracing innovation in aviation and this includes working with and supporting companies that use autonomous aircraft, or drones. The future is now for this technology and Villeneuve Airport is an important facility for our region, offering opportunities for Pegasus Imagery to keep growing and find success.” Myron Keehn, vice-president Air Service and Business Development, Edmonton International Airport
The integration of remotely piloted aircraft systems (drones) with manned aircraft is always done with safety as the top priority. Both Pegasus Imagery and staff at Villeneuve Airport, with cooperation from Nav Canada, ensure that general aviation at the airport can continue while the company further refines and develops it autonomous aircraft.
“Safety and security always comes first – and we want to thank Transport Canada, Nav Canada and all our partners for their on-going willingness to work with us and our tenants to open the skies for this technology. We’re proud to be a national leader in this area and want that to continue.” Steve Maybee, vice president Operations and Infrastructure, Edmonton International Airport