Utilizing BVLOS Enhance Functionality and Maximize Efficiency of Utility UAS Programs
It is widely understood that the safety and efficiency benefits of commercial Uncrewed Aircraft Systems (UAS) for utility applications are significant. BVLOS operations further enable utility companies to substantially increase program efficiency and effectiveness by including long-linear inspection capabilities. BVLOS also allows utilities to perform more frequent and demand-responsive inspections, leading to a more predictive maintenance model resulting in a decreased risk of outages. But unfortunately, most internal utility UAS programs do not have long-range BVLOS capabilities due to complex regulatory requirements, capital investments, and operational considerations. .
Join our industry peers for a webinar program featuring a panel discussion to explore the direct impacts of operating UAS BVLOS on utility operations and inspections, including the benefits, challenges, and considerations for successful implementation.
- Navigating roadmaps to acquiring BVLOS waivers and assessing the regulatory framework changes within the industry
- Promoting safety of public and manned airspace
- Evaluating the latest Detect-And-Avoid technology and the benefits for inspections
- Exploring cost and time effective solutions to bolster routine inspections and maintenance
- Discussing BVLOS use cases, highlighting successes and limitations and reflecting on lessons learned
- Patrick J. Meade UAS Operations & Training Lead at Consumers Energy
- Kellen Kirk Principal Program Manager | UAS BVLOS Field Operations at Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E)
- Eileen Lockhart Director of Customer Experience & Utility Services at Spright