Over the years, Apave Aeroservices has designed, tested and implemented state-of-the-art risk assessment methodologies to continuously improve the services they provide to key aviation stakeholders, civil and military authorities as well as defence companies. This has been applied to fix, rotary wing and unmanned aircraft systems.
Witnessing the increased utilisation of drones and being itself a UAV user for many of its own inspections (nuclear, rail or solar infrastructures), Apave Group decided to task Apave Aeroservices with the development of a UAS Air and Ground Risk Assessment methodology aiming at evaluating the safety of drones operations: Certidrones® was born and officially launched at the Paris Air Show in 2017, then further strengthened and presented in its military version at the 2019 edition.
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Certidrones® methodology was designed to focus on UAV operational specificities and in particular, the technical redundancy of equipment, the maintenance, the mission preparation, the training and qualification of remote pilots, the insurance policies. The Certidrones® Air and Ground risk assessment itself includes the loss of UAV control, the flight area limit excursion, the take-off and landing zones intrusion, the loss of video and the projection of foreign object.
Apave Aeroservices global Assessment of those 5 risks related to UAS operations takes into consideration:
- Mission preparation
- Training and qualification of the remote pilots
- Technical redundancies of the material
- Insurance policies
Apave Aeroservices then issues a report including recommendations to mitigate the risks related to UAS operations and key deliverables such as:
- Risk Assessment of the proposed scenarios
- Recommendations on the flight conditions
- General recommendations about the delivery (or not) of a Military Permit to Fly
Download the Certidrones brochure : Certidrones Brochure