SAIL 4 BVLOS urban drone operations

Canada’s drone service providers IN-FLIGHT Data have partnered with remote traffic management software solutions provider AirMatrix to conduct SAIL 4 BVLOS urban drone operations – flying over urban neighborhoods to measure aerial network performance over the city of Calgary, with a population of over 1 million.

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Specific Assurance and Integrity Levels (SAIL) is a measure used by Transport Canada to describe the complexity of a drone mission, from 1 (low) to 6 (high): the BVLOS urban drone operations in this mission were a SAIL level 4.  “Only two other projects of this level and scale are known to have been completed in the world to-date, both in Europe,” says an IN-FLIGHT press release.

“Since March 2022, IN-FLIGHT Data has been testing, training and preparing to conduct advanced aerial surveys within the City of Calgary through the City’s Living Labs Program,” says the release.  Living Labs facilitates the use of…