VOTIX helps AviSight earn FAA automated BVLOS waiver
Specialized drone software company VOTIX says it has joined forces with UAV inspection firm AviSight to obtain a long-term Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) waiver to operate beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) flights to monitor petroleum giant Shell USA’s infrastructure.
Miami-based VOTIX says the FAA waiver permits AviSight to fly BVLOS inspection missions for Shell through May of 2026. The company says those routine and recurring services will provide airborne audits of Shell’s pipeline rights-of-ways in the US using Harris Aerial drones. VOTIX software permits AviSight assets to automate, orchestrate, and monitor remote operation of UAV flights.
To do that, the VOTIX gateway system has been installed on AviSight drones, which rely on cellular connectivity to pilot the craft safely and securely over the internet – a key element in earning the BVLOS waiver. The hardware agnostic VOTIX solution provides ultra-low latency data flows…