ParaZero, together with the Northern Plains UAS Test Site (NPUASTS), has completed the testing and compliance process.
It is part of the process to be in accordance with ASTM F3322-18, the standard specification for UAS parachutes which was designed to enable civil aviation authorities to determine whether a parachute system is airworthy for flight over human beings.
Among other requirements, the standard defines over 45 aerial deployment tests in various failure scenarios, verified by a third party.
ParaZero’s ASTM compliant SafeAir Mavic is designed specifically for DJI’s Mavic 2 series.
The SafeAir System is a smart parachute system that monitors UAS flight in real time, identifies critical failures, and autonomously triggers a parachute.
It contains a flight termination system, a black box to enable post-deployment analysis, and a warning buzzer to alert people below of the falling drone.
Parazero says that the completion of the compliance process for the SafeAir Mavic will open the doors for UAS operators that are interested in the possibility of safe and legal UAS operations over people using the DJI Mavic 2.
Earlier this week, the FAA granted a waiver for flight over people to an operator using ParaZero’s ASTM compliant SafeAir Phantom.
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