hangar-based drone operations Frequentis – DRONELIFE
by DRONELIFE Staff Writer Ian M. Crosby
Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB), one of Europe’s safest and most reliable railways, has signed an innovation partnership with Frequentis for the research of hangar-based automated drone flights in Austria.
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The partnership will focus on the prevention of railway incidents through the use of routine maintenance flights. These flights will be able to detect damage to infrastructure and potential hazards before accidents occur.
In order to contend with the challenges of implementing Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) flights, the ÖBB and Frequentis partnership will seek to enhance the understanding of automated drone flights and their restrictions regarding factors such as official regulations, weather, and topography. Future BVLOS flights will be conducted in line with all regulations and tested in a…