Posts Categorized: Unmanned Systems

DSA – Watchkeeper Reports

Defence Safety Authority (DSA) – Service Inquiry reports into the Loss of Watchkeeper Unmanned Air Vehicles over Cardigan Bay. As Commercial operators of Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS) we are always interested in learning from experience. That is both our experience and other operators experience. We are by no means operating Watchkeeper scaled systems, but… Read more »

UK CAA PFCO List Trend

Whether you are a potential or current sUSA operator or customer, AJSSL would like to take this opportunity to wish our reader a Happy and Prosperous New Year. All the very best for 2019 from us. This post is prompted by the latest UK CAA PFCO List published 11 Jan 2019 and our observation that… Read more »

UK CAA Commercial Drone Operators List

Are you engaging the services of a UK commercial drone operator? Dont forget to check for the basics – 1 – Ask to see a copy of their Permission For Commercial Operation (PFCO). Each of us has a unique ID on our certificate – confirm it is still valid, as these are renewed annually. (See… Read more »

UK CAA – ANO Update

CAP1687: Air Navigation (Amendment) Order 2018 – Guidance for small unmanned aircraft users Extract: “This document has been written with the aim of providing readers, particularly those who are less familiar with the layout and structure of ANO amendments, with an outline of the revised regulations as they now appear in law; to provide guidance… Read more »

RBW2018 – Safety Zone – Packing

Time to move the kit to the show ground. We had setup rehearsals and practice pack last week. This week we will be at the Royal Bath and West Show #RBW18. Today we packed two vehicles and put our high tech “Out Of Office” message on the office door. Come and visit us at the Safety Zone. Talk… Read more »


UPDATED INFORMATION ON UK CAA WEBSITE : PFCO PROCESS Commercial drone operators – please be aware of changes to the information regarding the process to obtain a Permission For Commercial Operation (PFCO). There is also information for commercial drone operators to ensure that their application is CAA compliant. The headlines: – New Standard PFCO online… Read more »

UK CAA – Drone Related Price Increases

ORS5 No. 336 – Dated 16 March 2018 – New Scheme Of Charges Effective From 1 April 2018 Under Official Record Series 5, No. 336  (ORS5 No. 336) dated 16 March 2018 the CAA published its – CAA Scheme of Charges (General Aviation) – Which provides the General Aviation Scheme of Charges that is effective from… Read more »

UK CAA Info – PFCO Application Notes

Once again we are completing our annual review and update of our Operating Safety Case (OSC) to support our application for renewal of our Permission For Commercial Operation (PFCO) to the UK CAA. This post is prompted by some useful information that is contained within the standard UK CAA auto response email; that we thought… Read more »

Update – Our Core Drone Support

Thinking About Using Drones In Your Business? With more than 30 years in professional aviation and over 10 years in commercial drone operations, we provide experienced and qualified independent advice and assistance to businesses looking to either use drones as a tool in their business, or looking to find out more about integrating drones into… Read more »

Check the SLAs when making submissions to the CAA

We have recently renewed our Restricted NQE certification with the UK CAA, and in the first quarter of next year, the renewal of our PFCO is due. We thought it might be worth a post the draw attention to the CAA’s quoted Service Level Agreements (SLAs) to process these applications and renewals.   It is… Read more »