Posts Tagged: SUA

UK CAA – PFCO PROCESS UPDATE

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 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 »

Making Changes To Your System May Change Your OSC

We are suggesting some basic considerations for those operators that are making changes to / modifying their PFCO specified drone aircraft systems. No matter why you are changing the aircraft system or payload – you should always reconsider the validity of your Operating Safety Case or Operations Manual and your associated Permission For Commercial Operations… Read more »

Drone Insurance For UK CAA PFCO

A SHORT DRONE OPERATOR REMINDER A  quick reminder to all future and current UAS/SUSA operators that all applications for UAV Permissions , regardless of weight/class category, must have insurance cover that meets the requirements of EC785/2004 before a Permission is granted. At AJSSL we make a point to emphasise this requirement in our assessment, under… Read more »

Single Rotor – Winter Performance

We are continuing to gain experience of a wide range of types and categories of remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPAS). We have operated a range of both fixed and rotary winged systems for many years. The rotary systems include multi rotor and single rotor aircraft. Today we were out braving the cold, damp and drizzle. We… Read more »

Approval Certificate R-NQE Arrived

Great news today – we received our official Approval Certificate from the CAA. In summary, the details of our approval are as follows: Approval Certificate – Reference SUA Sub 20kg: R10-38 Approval Group – Restricted Category National Qualified Entity SUA Sub20kg Applicability – Small Unmanned Aircraft (SUA) – Multi-rotor and Fixed-Wing with an operating mass of not… Read more »

Competitive Drone Pilot Assessments

For Commercial Drone/SUA pilot/operators that have either a valid and current aviation qualification or have completed an NQE ground school; we are offering to provide you with your Practical SUA Flight Assessment at a very competitive price. Only £200 EX VAT for the assessment and recommendation. There is also an option of a 1 hour pre-assessment… Read more »

UK CAA PFCO – SUA Pilot Assessments

We are able to provide assessments for pilots of fixed and rotary winged aircraft systems up to 20 kgs AUM. Subjects covered in this article: a. Why Do You Need A Practical Flight Assessment? b. The Assessment Criteria c. The Assessment Process d. About Flight assessments e. About Concessions f. When Should You Call For… Read more »