Resource Group, an international supplier of resource solutions to the aviation industry with offices across the UK, Germany, Switzerland and China together with DroneView Technologies, headquartered in Detroit, Michigan today confirmed that they are working towards collaborating on the delivery of drone training in the United States.
Resource Group’s Unmanned Aviation Services division is a UK based training organization for Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems. It is one of only four UK companies to be awarded National Qualified Entity (NQE) status for small unmanned aircraft (SUA) by the UK CAA (Civil Aviation Authority, which is the regulatory authority in the UK similar to the FAA, Federal Aviation Administration, in the United States). Several years ago, the UK CAA had enacted training and certification requirements for commercial operators of drones in the UK and today there are approximately 500 companies and individuals that have received authorization to operate drones commercially. In the United States, the FAA has recently published new suggested regulations for the Operation and Certification of Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems. To date, most commercial operation of drones has been prohibited in the United States.
Michael Singer, CEO of DroneView Technologies said, “We are excited to have finally received the proposed regulatory framework for commercial drone operators from the FAA. While we acknowledge that the details will likely be discussed for some time, it is clear that the FAA recognises the importance of this large emerging commercial market and the need for appropriate rules to ensure safe and responsible operations. One element of the proposed regulation calls for all commercial drone operators to obtain requisite “knowledge training” and demonstrate their knowledge by passing a written test in an FAA approved knowledge testing center. The proposed regulation outlines roughly ten areas of required knowledge to pass the certification test, and suggests that drone operators would use various resources (online, printed materials, classes, etc.) to prepare and learn this material.
We believe that Resource Group have developed market leading training materials and expertise in the area of drone (UAV) operator training. In the coming months we look forward to cooperating to bring this expertise and knowledge to drone operators, companies and public safety organizations in the United States looking to deploy drones with both an online as well as a classroom training offering.”
Reg Gott, CEO of Resource Group said, “The new proposed regulations for the FAA, provide a logical framework against which we can offer specific training that will allow drone operators to acquire the requisite skills to successfully pass the FAA operator’s knowledge test. Our specialist team at Resource Group have the knowledge, expertise and skills to be able to design and deliver such training to satisfy a growing demand for commercial UAS operations.”
DroneView Technologies (http://www.DroneViewTech.com) is a provider of Aerial Imaging Solutions and Drone Operator Training. With a keen emphasis on Safety and Responsible operations, DroneView Technologies will provide services in the following markets: Real Estate, Construction, Utility and Industrial Inspection, Precision Agriculture and Farming, among others.
Resource Group (http://www.resourcegroup.co.uk/uas) offers accredited theoretical and practical training through its course, Remote Pilot Qualification small (RPQ-s) for those looking to apply for and gain Permissions for Aerial Work (PFAW) from the UK CAA to fly unmanned aircraft commercially. The course is also suitable for those who only intend to fly for leisure purposes but wish to expand their knowledge on subjects such as air law and airmanship. Resource Group can adapt its training and testing programme to suit the specific requirement of individual regulatory authorities within Europe and further afield, and by example is currently delivering the RPQ-s programme to the Hong Kong Land Authority Aerial Survey department under monitoring from the Hong Kong CAA.