AIRT Awarded Federal Grant for Public Safety Drone Ops

AIRT awarded federal grantAirborne International Response Team, AIRT has been awarded a federal Grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce to help Public Safety and Emergency Drone Operations programs.  AIRT will help public safety programs to establish standards and training programs, one of the greatest barriers to entry for public safety agencies.

” The grant funding will be used by AIRT’s DRONERESPONDERS program to help implement standard test methods for sUAS developed by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) as a way to objectively evaluate aircraft capabilities, focus training with measures of remote pilot proficiency, and support pilot credentialing,” says an AIRT press release.

“We are seeing many organizations continue to focus on tactics; how they use a specific small unmanned aircraft system and payload for a certain type of scenario.  While that is very important, the lack of common operating standards among public safety and emergency services organizations…