Soaring Eagle gets FAA drone BVLOS waiver for vast distances
Drone data collection, surveying, and infrastructure inspection company Soaring Eagle Technologies has added another Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) waiver to its collection – this one permitting virtually unlimited geographic range of mission operation.
Houston-based Soaring Eagle said the new FAA waiver will permit it to conduct drone inspections of critical infrastructure for clients without being bound by maximum distances usually designated in open-ended BVLOS authorizations. That means the company must simply adhere to operational guidelines stipulated by the approval in exchange for the liberty of flying craft over as large an area as the mission calls for.
Doing so, of course, means Soaring Eagle drones can cover far greater expanses of infrastructure per BVLOS inspection flight – from 800 to 3,000 acres in a single day – resulting in time and cost savings to clients. Prior to receiving the rare…