Soaring Eagle BVLOSSoaring Eagle Granted Waiver for Longest Distance T&D Commercial Operations

by DRONELIFE Staff Writer Ian M Crosby

Unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) drone data collection company Soaring Eagle Technologies has been granted a Beyond Visual Line of Site (BVLOS) waiver for the inspection of up to 27 linear miles, marking the longest distance ever approved by the FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) for commercial infrastructure and transmission and distribution inspections.

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This distinction cements Soaring Eagle Technologies as the United States’ leading commercial BVLOS small Unmanned Aerial System (sUAS) commercial service provider. This new waiver will enable safer, more effective inspections for utilities and other critical infrastructure.

The waiver’s main purpose is to allow for the inspection of transmission power lines as detailed in the FAA’s Part 107.31/33 waiver. With the authorization granted by the waiver, the remote…