Bespoke unmanned vehicle specialist Consortiq has underlined its commitment to the integration of drones into airspace with its latest safety-focused innovation.
The UAV industry is currently working on the technology to enable BVLoS operations, including the development of UTM systems, while regulators are looking to ensure that the skies are safe, based on proven concepts, procedures, and technologies.
Consortiq claims there is a link needed between these two efforts that transitions the vision of BVLoS to a safe reality by guaranteeing regulators the emerging technologies implementation can be trusted.
Consortiq’s new concept, AssureTech, is designed to benefit drone pilots, by providing reassurance that they have documentation of compliance, while also supporting risk management officers by supplying evidence that an approved and agreed-upon standard of factors has been inspected and verified as safe for flight.
According to Consortiq, in order to safely operate their drones, pilots do not necessarily need to know all of the intrinsic regulatory details that aviation authorities implement, however now AssureTech integrates the most recent relevant unmanned aviation vehicle rulings so compliance and safety are “assured.”
“The next ultimate aim that users have – routine beyond-visual-line-of-sight (BVLoS) flight – requires that operators demonstrate to regulators that they are aware of the risk and can mitigate it where possible,” Paul Rigby, CEO of Consortiq, stated.
“Risk can never be completely eliminated – all types of flight come with some risk – but it is necessary to mitigate this as much as possible from a safety perspective,” Rigby added.
“By using AssureTech, users will have the assurance that they are not being negligent, and it will also facilitate expansion of UAV capabilities to meet the needs of industry.”
Rigby will be presenting AssureTech while speaking on the Technology Advancements Moving BVLoS Operations Forward panel at on Thursday, May 3 at AUVSI’s Xponential.