From assisting with FAA exemptions to Flight testing Detroit Aircraft’s team of sUAS specialist are here to help.


COA Application Consulting

  • Any public agency wishing to implement a UAV within their department must obtain a Certificate of Authorization, otherwise known as a COA, from the FAA. Time frame to get approval from the FAA for a COA can range anywhere from 60 to 120 days. Detroit Aircraft will work with your agency in all phases of the COA process, from first application to final approval, to help ensure its timely approval.

Integration Planning

  • Detroit Aircraft has combined experience of over 20 years in unmanned systems integration. We have former military members, firefighters, EMTs, hobby fliers, and manned aircraft pilots who will ensure your agency integrates unmanned aerial systems using current tactics, techniques and procedures and industry best practices. Detroit Aircraft works with agencies in the planning and integration of UAVs and data collection into their existing framework.

Sensor Data Capture

  • Detroit Aircraft can supply an agency with data from a variety of cameras and sensors. Whether it’s an aerial view of an industrial complex, a live image of a fire, a new area to be mapped, or hyperspectral view that “sees” what you can’t, we provide you with real-time data that can be recorded and processed.

Post Processing

  • We take collected data and use post processing software such as Pix4d to create georeferenced 2D mosaics and 3D models.

Custom Design

  • Need help with turning your idea into a product? Detroit Aircraft has the people and equipment to help you get your prototype ready for production.


  • If you have a design already complete, our team of experienced operators and access to controlled airspace can provide flight and bench testing for your system. Our aerospace team can also provide feedback and help with redesign to improve flight performance and efficiency.


  • Detroit Aircraft has its own maintenance and repair facilities. Our team of highly skilled engineers and technicians keep your system up-to-date with minimum downtime.