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ParaZero SafeAir achieves compliance with new ASTM standard

By admin In UAV News

08

Mar
2019

ParaZero SafeAir achieves compliance with new ASTM standard

ParaZero’s compliance with new industry standard ASTM F3322-18 opens the door for commercial waivers for drone flights over people

ParaZero’s SafeAir Phantom is the only safety system in the world to comply with the new ASTM standard for the world’s bestselling drone – the DJI Phantom 4

ASTM F3322 specifies requirements for the design, manufacturing and testing of Small Unmanned Aircraft System (sUAS) parachutes

A Phantom 4 equipped with a SafeAir Phantom is expected to be an acceptable means of compliance with the requirements for flight over people in the US Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) recently published draft rule.

Drone safety systems company, ParaZero Limited (ASX: PRZ) (ParaZero or Company), has achieved ASTM compliance for its SafeAir Phantom System. This achievement is expected to enable operational waivers for flight over people for commercial UAS operators.

The SafeAir Phantom System is a smart parachute system that monitors UAS flight in real time, identifies critical failures and autonomously triggers a parachute, a flight termination system and an audio-warning buzzer.

ASTM International is one of the largest voluntary standards developing organisations in the world. In September, it released ASTM standard F3322-18, which defines the requirements for the design, manufacturing and testing of sUAS parachute systems for flight over people.

It was created by an industry working group comprising the FAA, ParaZero, DJI, Amazon and others.

ParaZero tested and demonstrated the reliability and effectiveness of its system to the Standard Institution of Israel (SII), completing 45 successful aerial deployments in various failure scenarios.

The certificate of compliance, including the SII testing validation report, are critical components of a waiver application. These will enable commercial operators globally to expand their use of DJI Phantom 4 drones, the world’s bestselling drone, for more efficient operations in areas that were previously restricted.

The FAA has already indicated that parachute systems that comply with F3322-18 can be used as risk mitigation as part of waiver applications. ParaZero’s granted waiver with US-based operator, Botlink, included testing and data based on the standard.

“DJI is pleased that its drones are increasingly being used as a platform for safety solutions in advanced operations, such as flight over people,” said Brendan Schulman, DJI Vice President of Policy & Legal Affairs. “As regulators worldwide develop the framework for beneficial drone uses, DJI drones, using innovative solutions from companies like ParaZero, are positioned to expand the scope of vital applications such as search and rescue, newsgathering, and public safety.”

“Development and compliance with the ASTM standard is at the core of ParaZero’s vision” said Eden Attias, CEO of ParaZero. “To comply with the standard, we pushed the system to its limit and tested every imaginable failure scenario. ParaZero will continue expanding the safe and legal flight envelope of UAS operators by testing and certifying our safety systems for other DJI products already on the market.”

Michael Huerta, Former FAA Administrator and member of ParaZero’s Advisory Board added

“ParaZero’s SafeAir Systems have already been proven to mitigate risk in real-life scenarios. Certification based on the standard will allow regulators to approve operations far more easily going forward, which is expected to facilitate further growth in the use of commercial UAS’s.”

ASTM compliance creates the potential for a new revenue stream
Given ParaZero’s compliance with ASTM F3322-18 and the Company’s active participation in worldwide regulatory bodies such as FAA and EASA, it has developed the know-how of the regulatory process and internal procedures to ensure waiver success. As such, the Company is exploring the potential to create a service offering that expedites and simplifies the approval process for flights over people for commercial operators. Further information will be provided on this in due course.

About ParaZero

ParaZero (www.parazero.com) was founded in 2014 with the vision to enable the global drone industry to realise its greatest potential. ParaZero offers smart and intuitive solutions for commercial and professional consumer drone markets to enable drone industry growth by designing, developing and providing best-in-class autonomous safety systems.

Published at Thu, 07 Mar 2019 19:33:44 +0000

{articles|100|campaign}One in three people prepared to fly on a pilotless aircraft – new research

New research(1) reveals that some 15% of people would ‘definitely’ fly on an aircraft with no pilot in the cockpit, and a further 19% said they would ‘probably’ do this.  Only 37% said they would definitely not do this, with the remainder undecided.

The research(1) into what percentage of people would fly in a pilotless aircraft is from Revolution.Aero, the global meeting place for people who are reshaping, rethinking and revolutionising business and personal aviation.

Many in the aviation industry believe pilotless commercial aircraft will become a reality as the industry cannot produce enough pilots to meet growing demand for air travel.  Indeed, a recent report(2) from Boeing reveals that between 2018 and 2037, the world will need 790,000 new pilots.

Revolution.Aero’s findings further reveal a huge gap between genders and age groups when it comes to be willing to fly in a pilotless aircraft. Only 5% of women say they would definitely do it, a further 17% said they would probably do so. The corresponding figures for men are 23% and 21% respectively.

When it comes to different age groups, 47% of those aged between 18 and 24 say they would fly in an aircraft with no pilot in the cockpit, but this drops to 19% for those aged 65 and over.

Percentage of people by age who would fly in a pilotless aircraft

Age Would definitely fly Would probably fly Would not fly Don’t know
18 – 24 11% 36% 18% 36%
25 – 34 27% 19% 24% 30%
35 – 44 12% 21% 39% 28%
45 – 54 10% 17% 43% 30%
55 – 64 5% 18% 49% 28%
65+ 6% 13% 56% 25%

Alasdair Whyte, co-founder, Revolution.Aero said: “Demand for air travel is increasing dramatically around the world, but the aviation sector cannot produce enough pilots to meet this.  It is therefore fact and not fiction that in the not too distant future, people will be flying on aircraft that don’t have pilots in the cockpit.”

Revolution. Aero’s first European meeting is in London on 11th to 12th March 2019 at The Royal Garden Hotel.

Some 200+ aviation professionals will be attending, including more than 50 founders or chief executive/C suite level.  There are also over 20 professional investors and investment firms attending.  

  1. 1,024 UK adults were interviewed by the research company Consumer Intelligence between 16th and 21st January 2019.  All interviews were conducted online.
  2. Boeing – Pilot Outlook: 2018 – 2037 

About Revolution.Aero

Revolution.Aero is where the people reshaping, rethinking and revolutionising business and personal aviation meet.   The event brings together new start-ups disrupting the market with companies that have been leading the industry for decades. It will help investors, analysts, journalists and other opinion formers understand this uniquely regulated industry and help regulators plot the future.

Published at Thu, 07 Mar 2019 19:20:53 +0000

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