FAQ

WHAT SIZE PROJECTS DOES HOVER UAV UNDERTAKE OR MANAGE?

Hover UAV provides services and compliance for some of the largest drone programs on the planet.

With multiple offices and staff across Australia, jobs large or small we have you covered. Please contact us to discuss your specific needs.

WHERE DOES HOVER UAV OPERATE?

We operate Australia wide.

DOES HOVER UAV HAVE CURRENT INSURANCE?

Yes.

We have current insurance in place to operate Australia wide.

This includes public liability insurance of $20,000,000.

If required amendments to insurance arrangements can be altered depending on your project.

CERTIFICATIONS AND EXEMPTIONS OBTAINED BY HOVER UAV?

We hold a current (C.A.S.A Approved) UAV Operators Certificate Cert no/. CASA.UOC.286.

HOW MUCH NOTICE DO I NEED TO GIVE YOU BEFORE WORK CAN COMMENCE ON MY PROJECT?

Planning a project is critical to ensure operations will be safe to others using the airspace as well as to personnel on the ground.

We also need to seek the appropriate regulatory approvals to conduct such operations.

Contact us as soon as you know specific dates of your upcoming aerial project.

WHAT IS A OPERATOR'S CERTIFICATE?

A UAV Operators Certificate or ReOC , is a mandated regulatory requirement for companies that wish to apply commercial operations using UAVs.

  • There must be a company structure in place
  • A safety management system that states all procedures the company is to adhere to
  • An extensive catalogue of manuals and only when the above is fulfilled a practical/oral exam is conducted displaying flight skills.

We have conducted all of the above and been issued a ReOC.

DOES HOVER UAV SEEK COMPLEX APPROVALS FOR CLIENTS?

Yes, Hover UAV works closely with the regulator to provide approvals for complex operations incorporating such things as SORA,  BVLOS, EVLOS. Hover UAV also manages large drone fleets that have a high demand for approval processes through local, state and federal jurisdictions.

WHAT IS SORA AND HOW DOES IT WORK?

SORA stands for Specific Operations Risk Assessment. SORA is a multi-stage process risk assessment aiming at risk analysis of certain unmanned aircraft operations (BVLOS) as well as defining necessary mitigations and robustness levels.

Hover UAV has extensive experience in working through the SORA process with regulators and clients delivering outcomes that can unlock the full potential of Unmanned Aerial Systems.If you need assistance or further information contact us here

WHAT IS BVLOS?

BVLOS – “Beyond Visual Line of Sight” is considered the frontier of the drone industry in today’s current climate. It means that drones fly beyond the visual line of sight of the operator which for most commercial drone operators is a foreign concept due to regulatory requirements and operational constraints in particular reliability of equipment. Advantages of BVLOS operations  are that they enable service providers to introduce more complex operations and capabilities such as drone delivery or long range inspections.

Hover UAV conducts BVLOS flight operations daily at multiple sites across Australia and overseas. If you require BVLOS operations to enhance work flows within your RPAS operations do not hesitate to get in contact with Hover UAV

WHO ARE JARUS?

JARUS is a group of experts gathering regulatory expertise from all around the world. The purpose of JARUS,  is “to recommend a single set of technical, safety and operational requirements for all aspects linked to the safe operation of Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS).

Joint Authorities for Rule-making on Unmanned Systems (JARUS).

WHAT IS EVLOS?

EVLOS – Extended Visual Line of Sight. All EVLOS operations must be approved by CASA. EVLOS provides an opportunity to fly further than your standard VLOS (Visual line of sight) requirements. 

EVLOS Class 1 operation is where pilot and observer are in the same location using verbal communication.  

EVLOS Class 2 operation is where pilot and observer are located in different locations with communication systems.

To discuss these and all other requirements to operate EVLOS operations please contact Hover UAV.

Where do recreational drone operators go to find out the rules and where they are permitted to fly?

If you own a drone, it’s important that you understand the rules that keep you and others safe.

You’ll find all the information you need on recereational flying on the casa website

Test your knowledge with the practice quiz on Australia’s drone safety rules.