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Sharing The Airspace

Sharing The Airspace – Webinar 2

Sharing The Airspace – Webinar 2

Catch this Fire-Side Recording of “Sharing The Airspace” Webinar Session 2

A spate of recent accidents and near misses highlights the growth of mixed operations in increasingly congested airspace. To maintain the safety of all participants, this environment demands high standards of professionalism and planning from all pilots, be they crewed or uncrewed. Hence this 2 part webinar series which highlights crucial factors around “Sharing the Airspace”.

Did you miss the live event? Not to worry! You can still catch the enlightening one-hour session, the second instalment of the series hosted by SafeSkies Australia and RMIT. This episode dives deep into the cutting-edge technologies enhancing the safety and efficiency of sharing airspace. From managing aircraft to monitoring wildlife movements, discover how the latest innovations are revolutionising aviation safety.

Sharing The Airspace: The Expert Panel Included:

These leaders in aviation technology shared their insights and answered burning questions during a lively Q&A session. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from the best in the business through the recorded webinar. Dive into the future of aviation safety by accessing the session here. If you happened to miss part one of the two-part “Sharing the Airspace” webinar series it can be found here.

Sharing The Airspace

Drones In Construction

Drones In Construction

Drones Revolutionising the Construction Industry

The construction industry is undergoing a significant transformation, driven by the innovative use of drones. Drones are no longer just futuristic gadgets; they are now essential tools in construction. Hover UAV, an internationally recognised drone consultancy and system management company, plays a pivotal role in this revolution. The company has been involved in groundbreaking drone programs, demonstrating the immense potential of these aerial devices in construction. Take a look at this fireside conversation with Hover UAV, CEO Jackie Dujmovic as she discussed how drones are being utilised in the construction industry.

How Drones Are Used in Construction

Drones offer numerous applications in the construction sector. They are extensively used for site surveys, providing accurate and real-time data. This capability enhances the efficiency of planning and execution. Drones also play a crucial role in inspections, allowing for detailed and safe assessments of structures. Additionally, productivity monitoring becomes more streamlined with drone technology, as it enables continuous tracking of progress and resource utilisation.

Drones In Construction – Fastest Growing Commercial Application

The integration of drones into construction is the fastest-growing commercial application in the industry. This trend is not just a passing phase; it is expected to continue its upward trajectory. The efficiency, accuracy, and cost-effectiveness of drones make them indispensable in modern construction practices. As the technology evolves, we can anticipate even broader applications and more sophisticated capabilities.

Hover UAV: Leading the Way

Hover UAV stands out as a leader in the drone consultancy and system management space. Their involvement in pioneering drone programs highlights their expertise and commitment to advancing the industry. Hover UAV provides comprehensive support, from initial planning to operational execution, ensuring that drone programs are implemented successfully and safely.

How Hover UAV Can Assist Your Drone Program

Hover UAV offers a range of services designed to maximise the benefits of drone technology in your construction projects. They begin with Discovery Workshops to define the Concept of Operations and project plans, ensuring that your drone program is tailored to your specific needs. Their experts assist with obtaining necessary operational approvals and navigating complex regulatory landscapes with ease. Hover UAV also provides ongoing management and support, ensuring your drone operations are efficient, compliant, and up-to-date with the latest technological advancements.

Emerging Trends

Several trends are shaping the future of drones within the construction industry. Extended Visual Line of Sight (EVLOS) is one such trend, allowing drones to operate beyond the direct line of sight of the operator. This capability significantly expands the range and scope of drone operations. Remote operations are another trend, enabling control and monitoring of drones from distant locations, which is particularly beneficial for large and complex construction sites.

Overcoming Challenges

Despite the numerous benefits, the use of drones within construction comes with challenges. Managing drone fleets requires robust systems and processes to ensure efficiency and safety. New aviation risks must be addressed, necessitating comprehensive risk management strategies. Keeping up with rapidly changing technology and legislation is also a continuous challenge. However, with the right expertise and resources, these challenges can be effectively managed.

Conclusion

The construction industry is being future-proofed through the innovative use of drones. Companies like Hover UAV are at the forefront of this transformation, driving groundbreaking programs and setting industry standards. By partnering with Hover UAV, you can ensure your drone program is expertly managed, compliant with regulations, and optimized for maximum efficiency and safety. As technology advances and new trends emerge, the role of drones in construction will only become more critical, offering unparalleled benefits in efficiency, safety, and productivity.


 

Chief Remote Pilot Professional Webinar

Chief Remote Pilot Webinar

Chief Remote Pilot Webinar

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Chief Remote Pilot Webinar Overview

Discover the latest updates and insights crucial for Chief Remote Pilots (CRP) in our comprehensive CRP Professional Development sessions. Led by industry experts from Hover UAV,

  • Jackie Dujmovic
  • Phillip Grieve
  • Dylan Bishop
  • Jarrod Danahay

These sessions are tailored to navigate the ever-changing landscape of rules and regulations. Dive deep into essential topics such as:

  • MOS101 updates
  • Airspace updates
  • Regulatory update overview
  • Emerging pathways for applications such as Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS), EVLOS Remote Operations and Close Proximity/ Near People Operations.

Stay ahead of the curve with our analysis of recent government consultations and upcoming developments like Flight Information Management System ( FIMS ) and Uncrewed Traffic Management ( UTM).

BVLOS - Hover UAV

BVLOS Approvals

Unleash the full potential of your drone program with a BVLOS approval to fly Beyond Visual Line of Sight

Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS), is the key to enabling maximum return on your expensive investment. BVLOS flights enable operations beyond the pilot’s visual range, allowing for insights and data collection over vast areas perfect for survey, surveillance or inspection of long linear assets.

At Hover UAV, we have significant experience obtaining BVLOS approvals for clients in sectors such as Government, Energy and Utilities, to name a few. Clients such as these are utilising their BVLOS approvals to fulfil use cases such as conducting long-range surveillance, inspections of easements and powerlines to ensure infrastructure is in good health.

Hover UAV – BVLOS Hub

What is required in obtaining a BVLOS approval?

In Australia when an organisation is seeking to fly complex missions, such as Extended Visual Line of Sight (EVLOS) or Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS), they must be approved to do so by CASA. These approvals can be broad such as a permit to fly EVLOS Class 2 anywhere in Australia, or strict such as approval to conduct BVLOS operations at certain times, for a range of dates, with a list of conditions. These approvals are called Instruments and will detail the exact conditions that the operator must abide by when flying these missions. The broader an operation is, the more intense the focus on safety and testing from CASA will be.

Starting from an existing Operators Certificate with either flight experience or EVLOS Class 2 approval:-

  • Develop your concept of operations
  • Develop your operational area
  • Assess the airspace and population within and adjacent to your operational area, and use this information to fine-tune your operational area
  • Use the specific operational risk assessment (SORA) process to determine an overall risk level for your operation based on the air and ground risk, and implemented strategic mitigations
  • Use the overall risk level to determine the level of robustness required for the operational safety objectives that ensure your operation maintains the required level of safety
  • Create general and site-specific BVLOS operational procedures
  • Create training as required (e.g. type of flight or ERP training)
  • Submit an application to the National Aviation Authority (NAA) of your country (e.g. CASA)
  • Conduct assessments with the NAA as required.

Furthermore, there are licencing requirements for pilots conducting BVLOS operations. Like all operations under a ReOC, pilots must have acquired a Remote Pilots Licence (RePL). In addition to a RePL, pilots flying BVLOS operations must have completed a company training course and hold an Instrument rating (IREX) or be supervised by a pilot who holds an IREX.

BVLOS Workflow

Wanting to know furthermore about BVLOS approvals and how they can be achieved?

Whether conducting BVLOS flights for applications such as long-range surveillance or flying BVLOS operations from the Hover UAV Remote Operations Centre (ROC) it is undeniable that Hover UAV has much real-world experience conducting BVLOS operations.

This coupled with success in Australia and New Zealand gaining BVLOS approvals with vastly different concepts of operation positions Hover UAV strongly to assist you in achieving your desired BVLOS outcomes. Hover UAV has actively taken part in many webinars that describe what is involved in attaining a BVLOS approval. One such webinar was conducted with the Australian Association for Uncrewed Systems. It gives a practical guide to demonstrate how the Specific Operations Risk Assessment (SORA) methodology can help get you off the ground by identifying and mitigating the risks of operating BVLOS. Alternatively at Hover UAV, we conduct training courses that help to give an understanding of the process involved in obtaining a BVLOS approval.

At Hover UAV we welcome anybody to reach out if wanting to discuss your BVLOS desires or concept of operations (Con Ops). Hover UAV will then work with you to determine the finer details such that a safety case can be developed along with a suite of procedures enabling submission to the regulator pending approval. 

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