Percepto, whose autonomous inspection platform AIM was named one of 100 Best Inventions of 2021 by Time magazine, has received the green light from the FAA for beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) drone operations at Delek US Holdings’ refineries in Texas and Arkansas.
The approval makes Delek US’s refineries the first to receive such a permit, and one of the first among US energy companies as well. Meanwhile, for Percepto, the BVLOS operational approval is one of the many received by its customers, including Florida Power & Light, Verizon Skyward, and others at industrial sites in Australia, Italy, Spain, Norway, Portugal, and Israel.
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The permit allows Delek US to operate its drones fully autonomously and remotely from a control room. The team would be able to automate a select set of day-to-day operations, maintenance, security, and special projects tasks, keeping workers safe…