UAV specialist Precisionhawk has lifted the lid on its plans to explore BVLoS with a consultancy programme following a successful research period.
The company shared the final results of its BVLoS research, conducted on behalf of the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Pathfinder Program, during an event for federal aviation rule-makers and drone policy thought leaders earlier this week.
Precisionhawk’s research focused on the development of operational and safety practices, as well as recommendations for technologies that enable drone flight beyond visual line of sight.
In closing comments by PrecisionHawk CEO Michael Chasen, the company announced its intent to offer consulting and training services to enable operators to safely fly commercial missions BVLOS.
The ‘BVLOS and Expanded Drone Operations Consulting Program’ is built on three years of PrecisionHawk’s Pathfinder research and extensive experience conducting advanced operations under the company’s own BVLOS FAA waivers.
“As a Pathfinder company, we have developed a strong corporate culture of safety and a commitment to helping government and businesses derive value from advanced drone operations,” said Chasen.
“Our research, led by Dr. Allison Ferguson, PrecisionHawk’s director of Airspace Research, is the foundation of the BVLOS and Expanded Drone Operations Consulting Program. Allison has worked closely with the FAA and industry leaders to develop standards that have the potential to revolutionize the drone industry. The research project’s success is due—in large part—to her dedication.”