AeroX seeks Drone-in-a-Box solutions to support member’s operations


Winston-Salem, N.C. – As part of its growing effort to expand advanced drone operations in North Carolina, AeroX seeks information from companies equipped to provide Drone-in-a-Box solutions.

Details of required capabilities, potential use cases, and submission requirements are outlined in the Request for Information (RFI) issued today. Responses must be received by AeroX President Basil Yap via email to no later than May 25, 2023, 5 p.m. Eastern Time.

AeroX, and its partners, are particularly interested in exploring the potential of remotely piloted and beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) operations from a drone-in-a-box solution. This RFI was created in collaboration with two of its members, Duke Energy and Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office. Both have active UAS programs in North Carolina.

With the ability to fly autonomously and securely, drone-in-a-box solutions can enable organizations to respond quickly in remote or hard-to-reach locations without risking the safety of personnel or waiting for the drone and pilot to arrive. This can significantly improve the efficiency and effectiveness of critical tasks such as inspecting communications towers, highways, bridges, and buildings, ensuring the safe and reliable operation of energy and utility infrastructure, and responding to public safety incidents in a timely and effective manner.

“AeroX and our members are excited by the recent regulatory approvals for BVLOS operations from a Drone-in-a-Box,” said AeroX President Basil Yap. “We see tremendous potential for our partners, building on their success in using drones for energy and utility inspection and public safety.”

AeroX will host an industry event on May 9-11, at their booth at AUVSI Xpo 2023, to answer industry questions and allow respondents to engage with Duke Energy and Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office. To learn more, sign up at to receive event details. Download the RFI from

About AeroX

AeroX is a nonprofit organization of business, government and community partners focused on facilitating the safe and efficient commercialization of unmanned aircraft systems technologies in North Carolina. It aims to capitalize on North Carolina’s prominence as an unmanned aircraft systems innovation leader by creating a national model ecosystem for advanced air mobility and a testbed for pioneering companies seeking to leverage emerging UAS technologies to grow their companies. Learn more at