JARUS, SORA, BVLOS & EVLOS
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.
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.
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).
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.
We hold a current (CASA Approved) UAV Operators Certificate Cert no/. CASA.UOC.286.
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 the specific dates of
your upcoming aerial project.
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.
An RPAS 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 catalog 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 have been issued a ReOC.
Yes, Hover UAV works closely with the regulator to provide approvals for complex operations incorporating such things as SORA, BVLOS, and EVLOS. Hover UAV also manages large drone fleets that have a high demand for approval processes through local, state, and federal jurisdictions.
Hover UAV has a CASA-approved Remote Command Centre, as part of our BVLOS HUB, providing the ability to remotely manage flights in any location across Australia, or, in fact, any linked location worldwide. This includes the capability of One-to-Many operations – managing multiple flights in multiple locations concurrently.
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 recreational flying on the CASA website. Test your own knowledge with this practice quiz on Australian drone safety rules.
Yes – please contact us to arrange training for your Remote Pilot Licence.
You’ll first have to determine if your drone is suitable for the objectives of your project. We can help you develop a concept of operations and suggest a suitable drone or help you tailor your project to the drones you already have.
At Hover UAV, we are fully equipped to assist you in comprehending and utilising the complete potential of your drones. We can collaborate with you to implement various drone applications as well. Moreover, commercial drone operators may submit requests to the regulator for authorisation to fly multiple drones simultaneously, which is known as One-to-Many.
Hover UAV has expanded its operations to New Zealand, broadening its service coverage to include both the Australian and New Zealand markets. Moreover, the company has undergone regulatory approval procedures in various countries, such as the United Kingdom and Saudi Arabia, with plans to secure more approvals in other nations. Hover UAV has worked with multiple international operators and regulators and can provide support to your organization, regardless of your geographical location.
At Hover UAV, we provide a comprehensive array of solutions tailored to meet the specific needs of our clients. Our services include Proof of Concept Development, Compliance Management, Complex Operational Approvals, Operations Support Services, Operational Support, and Outsourced Staffing. To delve into our services in detail, please visit our services page.
Unmanned Approval's current processing fee for a standard application is $1100.00. That fee must be paid upfront at the time the application is submitted. Unmanned Approvals aims to have ReOCs issued within 14 days of receipt of the complete application package. When submitting your application you should ensure that you are able to allocate time within the next few days to complete the job scenario and telephone interview components of the assessment.
Here at Hover UAV, we are BVLOS specialists. Our consulting team is ready and waiting to help you start implementing BVLOS into your drone operations. For all the information regarding BVLOS and how we can help you from beginning to end, click here.
Absolutely, here a Hover UAV we specialise in approvals of all kinds. To find out more about our services, click here.
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At Hover UAV we assist drone programs from conception to full implementation. We are a passionate team of experts, with diverse skill sets and backgrounds gained in sectors such as maritime, crewed aviation, defense, corporate and engineering sectors.