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Renowned Aviation Supplier Becker Avionics Partners with Iris Automation

Joint alliance to augment general aviation pilot safety  Reno, Nevada + Rheinmuenster, Germany (September 8, 2021) – Becker Avionics, a 65 year globally-renowned aviation industry supplier that works with the top 20 Aerospace OEMs, and commercial drone safety innovator, Iris Automation, have entered into a strategic partnership to increase the situational awareness of general aviation […]

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Drone-powered Logistics Provider Swoop Aero Partners with Iris Automation

Collaboration enhances critical delivery operations with air safety technology  Melbourne, Australia + San Francisco, Calif. (September 2, 2021 AEST) – Australian drone-powered logistics company, Swoop Aero, and commercial drone safety innovator, Iris Automation, have entered into a partnership to offer Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) drone solutions to global clients seeking to safely unlock […]

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UAV Navigation integrates Iris Automation’s proven Detect-and-Avoid System Casia with its VECTOR autopilots

Further advances safe, scalable autonomous commercial flight Madrid, Spain + San Francisco, Calif. (August 16, 2021) – Autopilot platform innovator UAV Navigation is integrating Iris Automation’s cutting edge detect and avoid Casia® software into its advanced autopilot solution, VECTOR. UAVs equipped with VECTOR and Casia Detect-and-Avoid now have the ability to detect uncooperative crewed aircraft […]

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JARUS SORA: Using the SORA Methodology for Risk Mitigation

by Daniel Jenkins, Aviation Policy Manager at Iris Automation Here’s a high level introduction to the Joint Authorities for Rulemaking of Unmanned Systems (JARUS) Specific Operations Risk Assessment (SORA), a risk mitigation and assessment methodology for UAS operations.  We’ll touch on Specific Assurance and Integrity Levels (SAIL), and what those levels mean, the Operational Safety […]

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U.S. Congress Continues to Prioritize Safe Integration of UAS into the National Airspace and Expedite BVLOS Rulemaking

By Sean Deverey, Director of Government Affairs, Iris Automation  Last week the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Transportation, Housing, and Urban Development (THUD) Appropriations bill for the Fiscal Year 2022. This annual appropriations legislation provides funding and related guidance to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). In it, Congress included language that would direct the […]

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How Drones are Impacting Land Mine Reduction Globally

The problem In the 1980’s, over a million PFM-1 land mines were dropped into Afghanistan during the Soviet-Afghan War. These land mines have green ‘wings’ that allow them to flutter to the ground, easily detonate, and are mostly made of green plastic, making them both attractive to children and difficult to find with traditional mine […]

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FAA Selects Iris Automation to Participate on New BVLOS Aviation Rulemaking Committee

Compliments BEYOND program with further industry, regulator collaboration for safe deployment of unmanned aircraft systems in national airspace San Francisco, Calif. (June 11, 2021) – Iris Automation has been selected by the Federal Aviation Administration to participate in the FAA’s BVLOS ARC (Aviation Rulemaking Committee), announced Wednesday at the virtual AUVSI FAA Symposium. The UAS […]

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Iris Automation Recognized for Aviation Excellence, Gives Back to Reno

by Mark Genung, VP of Operations at Iris Automation We’re thrilled to announce that Nevada’s Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology (NCET) recently named Iris Automation the 2021 winner of “Aerospace Company of the Year” in their annual NCET Tech Awards. This is another huge honor from NCET following our Director of Flight Operations, Cheryl Contreras, […]

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Unified Surveillance: The Comprehensive Detect-and-Avoid Solution

An edited version of this article was originally published on UASVision.com on June 1, 2021. Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) flight for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) will enable repeatable, scalable and regularized operations. Detect-and-Avoid (DAA) technologies, in turn, enable BVLOS ops. These routine advanced operations will require an awareness solution arguably just as complex […]

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