RISK ASSESSMENT (SORA)

As the new EASA legislation is fully implemented (expected 2019) more advanced drone flights (eg. BVLOS, flight  above +120 meter AGL or drones weighing +25 kg.) is expected to be allowed. Such advanced flightsadhere to the so-called“Specific” operational category. In opposition to the “Open” category, which is less restricted, the “Specific” is rather restricted but at the same time provides drone operators with the ability to conduct operations, that is nearly impossible under the current legislation.

The SORA will be of critical importance to unlock the business potential in the “Specific” operational category. We assist drone operators and organizations in the process of obtaining approvals for flights in the “Specific” category. We work closely with domestic aviation authorities to push the boundaries for how drone flights can be conducted in a safe way.

Flights in the “Specific” category will be based on so-called “Standard Scenarios” which in turn will be based on a thorough risk assessment using the “SORA” methodology (Specific Operations Risk Assessment). In case a drone operation does not meet the requirements in a certain Standard Scenario, drone operators will have to conduct such risk assessment by themselves. For drone operators with a non-aviation background, such risk assessment can be a hard task to conduct. As an appropriate risk assessment can lead to approval by the aviation authorities for a given flight, which in turn generates a competitive advantage for those few drone operators in possession of such approval, we provide our clients with this much needed tool for unlocking the true business potential of drone technology.

SPECIAL PERMISSION

By obtaining all necessary permissions from stakeholders for your flight, we enable drone operators and organizations to take on projects that normally is impossible due to legislation or safety issues. Having worked with special permissions for drone flight for years our team is experienced with obtaining the permissions you need in order to take on a difficult project in a safe and legal way.

We work closely with domestic aviation authorities to push the boundaries for how drone flights can be conducted in a safe way. Having obtained special permissions for drone flight inside The Royal Danish Opera House, during the Roskilde Festival and for The Royal Danish Court our team work with you to obtain the approval needed.

BUSINESS CASE

For organizations seeking to clarify how to leverage from drone technology we provide decision makers and stakeholders with an extensive business case based on their strategic needs and opportunities. Our team provides extensive subject matter expertise and consultancy services within one or more of the following areas depending on your needs:

● Initial business case
● Fleet acquisition
● Fleet maintenance
● Software management
● Standard operating procedures
● Legal/regulatory services
● Flight training
● Operations planning
● Risk mitigation and assessment
● Data management
● Integration with existing workflows
● Continuous improvement of business processes

IMPLEMENTATION

We assist organizations seeking to implement drone technology as an in-house competence, which for clients with a frequent need of drone services often is a better solution than outsourcing. Emphasizing discretion we often work under strict confidentiality agreements when we provide our end-to-end implementation and consultancy service in the following areas:

● Initial business case
● Fleet acquisition
● Fleet maintenance
● Software management
● Standard operating procedures
● Legal/regulatory services
● Flight training
● Operations planning
● Risk mitigation and assessment
● Data management
● Integration with existing workflows
● Continuous improvement of business processes

TEST CENTER

For organizations in need for a trusted advisor and drone operator during their research or field tests of eg. sensors or applications for drones, we provide a test center facility fully equipped with drone platforms, flight planning cell, subject matter experts and drone operators. 

Enabling our clients to conduct extensive tests at our test center facility we work with your team from initial test planning to final delivery of test results by handling all necessary task related to the flight planning and operation of drones. Emphasizing discretion we often work under strict confidentiality agreements.