ClearSky Consulting and Unmanned Advisory Net (UANet) have announced a strategic and operational partnership to provide high-quality consulting services to the unmanned aviation industry.
The UK-based organisations have previously been involved in many aspects of the unmanned industry. As practitioners of aviation safety management systems (SMS), both businesses have recently led the generation of a comprehensive BVLOS Safety Case.
The Safety Case led to the issue of a CAA exemption within the UK for the operation of a 50kg fixed wing unmanned aircraft configured for intelligence surveillance reconnaissance (ISR) and wide area search operations.
The exemption was issued for a specific project environment within segregated airspace but is symptomatic of the type of activity that is starting to gather pace in this exciting industry.
Craig Lippett, managing director of ClearSky, said: “A link-up between ClearSky and UANet is a natural fit with our respective multi-disciplinary skillsets complementing each other very well. With a similar level of experience in this embryonic industry, ClearSky and UANet are well positioned to deliver quality advisory services to a range of industry clients.”