We might be leaving Europe, but we won’t be leaving the European body that governs aviation safety – EASA. EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency) delivered a prototype regulation for all unmanned aircraft this summer aimed at improving safety for the aviation industry and the public.
The process for establishing legislation is not exactly swift, and new law is unlikely to come into force in the very near future. In the meantime, there are a few points of interest for us in the industry, but of note is that aircraft must have no single point of failure and therefore require a minimum of double redundancy.
Why is this important? In essence, double redundancy ensures the drone can still fly if an integral component fails, such as a motor or IMU failure.
Sky Revolutions uses Falcon 8 Trinity UASs; state of the art, market leading systems built to ensure safety, reliability and performance. Not only do they offer double redundancy but, triple! These systems are designed to withstand interference from electro-magnetic forces and perform fantastically in strong winds. So, if you’re responsible for commissioning aerial surveys, you’ll sleep a little easier knowing the drone that’s flying over your project is the safest available.
Although the finer details of the EASA proposal are yet to be honed (such as specific geo-fencing), in my opinion, the regulations are good news for our industry and keep the pressure up to increase the professionalism of service providers.
Some of the industry’s leading service providers, including Sky Revolutions, are leading the way with ‘self-regulation’. We already surpass all current regulation requirements and offer a best practice solution to our clients.
Take a look at how this works in the real world – this film* shows the inherent safety features of the drones we use on a daily basis.
In our opinion, commissioners of surveys should feel confident in demanding the best in safety and performance: Contact Sky Revolutions now to discuss your requirements.
*Film depicts drones from Ascending Technologies.