|San Diego, California; August 24, 2020: As drone delivery demand soars worldwide, Web Manuals is supporting double the number of drone operator customers digitizing their documentation to ensure Part 135 Air Carrier compliance, following an influx of applications for the Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) certification.Krister Genmark, Director of Operations Americas at Web Manuals says: |
“The commercial use of drones has grown exponentially since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, and with good reason. Drones can provide contact-free inspections for maintenance and construction purposes as well be used as a photography tool, and of course, they can play a huge role in medicine and food deliveries for the most vulnerable people.
Drones have proved themselves to be invaluable and action is needed now to ensure that they can continue to operate effectively and safely, Many drone delivery companies are now in the process of applying for Part 135 certification from the FAA in an effort to bring manned and unmanned aviation together.
We expect to see a surge in drone companies pursuing deliveries under Part 135 as a result of the pandemic, bringing with it an influx of manuals and regulatory documentation that will need to be managed.
The FAA has announced that it will support public Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) operators acting in an active first responder capacity by approving First Responder Tactical Beyond Visual Line of Sight (TBVLOS) waivers to 14 CFR 91.113(b). As the use of drones rises, both for emergency response situations that these waivers address and everyday deliveries, we expect the operation of UAS to become more in line with manned aircraft in terms of regulations needed. This in turn will mean that newly Part 135 certified drone operators and those using temporary TBVLOS waivers will need digital solutions to manage their growing compliance documentation efficiently.”
For customers operating in the European Union (EU), Web Manuals has added the IR 2020/746 (IR 2019/947) EU regulations to its libraries.
Available on request, alongside Part 135 documentation for drone operators, these can be easily integrated into customers’ existing portfolio of manuals and regulatory documentation.