leading autonomous inspection and monitoring solution provider Percepto announced that it has received operational approval to fly its proprietary autonomous drones beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) at an Australian site. Granted by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA), the waiver enables Percepto to carry out a completely remote inspection of the facility, paving the way for many similar waivers for Percepto customers nationally.
The achievement is particularly significant for the Australian market, as many facilities based in the country are in remote locations, prompting companies to increasingly introduce remote operations to manage, monitor and secure their sites. The approval will also allow mines, refineries and other high risk sites to more effectively manage safety and environmental risks, while at the same time raising productivity and decreasing downtime.
Percepto and BVLOS Flight
As the provider of the most widely deployed drone-in-a-box solution on the market, Percepto holds an industry leading track record of regulatory firsts. Having recently been invited to join the FAA BVLOS Aviation Rulemaking Committee, the company has also been included among the first group of the FAA's Type Certification (TC) process.