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Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS): An Introductory Guide

by Hari Viswanathan What is BVLOS? BVLOS means Beyond Visual Line of Sight. The FAA (Federal Aviation Administration of the United State’s) regulatory framework around safe drone flight operation relies on the concept of “see-and-avoid,” which is intended to avoid the risk of a mid-air collision between aircraft.  To begin to understand Beyond Visual Line […]

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Iris Automation joins drone delivery service provider Skyports to trial BVLOS flights in UK CAA Sandbox

London, United Kingdom (UK), 15 April 2020 – Drone delivery service provider Skyports has announced today that it has been accepted into the UK Civil Aviation Authority’s (CAA) Regulatory Sandbox to trial beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) flights in non-segregated airspace. The Regulatory Sandbox is a programme established by the UK CAA to create an environment where innovation […]

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The new Iris Automation Waiver Resource Center

The commercial drone industry continues to grow and evolve, with companies innovating technologies that increase flight duration, data capture, autonomy, safety, and more. But taking advantage of this innovation within national airspace is difficult. Despite government investment in programs to drive deeper integration of drones and our shared airspace, flight is still narrowly confined by […]

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Introducing Casia® 360

The next evolution of Detect and Avoid technology is here Iris Automation pioneered the first commercial in-flight collision avoidance safety avionics system for drones. We proved that flying drones industrially beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS)–not generally allowed in the U.S.–could be achieved with only an on-board system for collision avoidance and meet FAA requirements […]

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First Approval for Beyond-Visual-Line-of-Sight Drone Flights Granted in Canada Using Iris Automation’s Onboard Detect-and-Avoid Technology

SAN FRANCISCO March 26, 2020  – MVT Geo-solutions, in partnership with Iris Automation, has been granted the first Beyond-Visual-Line-of-Sight (BVLOS) Special Flight Operations Certificate (SFOC) by Transport Canada using only onboard Detect-and-Avoid (DAA). The approval was granted based on the utilization of Iris Automation’s DAA system, called Casia, which provides commercial drones with automated collision […]

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SOARIZON by Thales and Iris Automation announce partnership to help unlock the true potential of unmanned air systems

Partnership will allow customers to package services from both providers at a discount SOARIZON by Thales, the integrated drone operations technology provider, and Iris Automation, the leading detect-and-avoid (DAA) technology, today announced the formation of a new partnership. Together the companies will provide customers with Iris Automation’s leading DAA technology to enable Beyond Visual Line […]

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What It Takes To Fly ‘True’ Beyond Visual Line of Sight

How Iris enabled the first true BVLOS missions by Gabrielle Wain, Head of Public Policy & Government Affairs Recently, Iris Automation’s team of pilots traveled from Reno to rural Salina, Kansas to conduct field testing, a routine trip for them by now. But this time something monumental happened: they flew ‘true’ Beyond Visual Line of […]

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