Skyfire aids PG&E earn CA-wide BVLOS drone inspection waiver
Specialist public safety and first responder drone consultancy Skyfire says it successfully assisted wildfire-plagued utility Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) to obtain a Federal Aviation Administration waiver to operate beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) infrastructure flights throughout the entire state of California.
Atlanta-based Skyfire has a long record of providing piloting instruction, advice on establishing drone units, and other services to public safety agencies and first responder organizations. More recently, Skyfire used its experience in helping clients organize and operate critical infrastructure drone inspections to aid PG&E attain the BVLOS waiver – a potentially huge asset in maintaining the safety of the company’s power facilities, transmission lines, and gas pipelines that cover over 70,000-square miles across California.
Skyfire’s help in muscling up PG&E’s inspection and repair efforts through BVLOS drone missions is…