Friday, December 3, 2021

A first autonomous flight authorisation and an operational deployment for Skeyetech in Northern Europe

Mérignac, France, 10th February 2021 – With its Skeyetech drone-in-box solution, Azur Drones recently obtained its first autonomous flight authorisation for Northern Europe, thereby opening the path to an operational deployment on an Oil&Gas sector-major player’s site. The French autonomous drone will carry out safety and operations support missions there.

The Danish Civil Aviation Administration has just authorised the use of the Skeyetech autonomous drone in the Copenhagen area, thereby consecrating the reliability of the French system and its compliance with the new European regulatory requirements.

With this authorisation issued following a risk analysis (SORA: Specific Operational Risk Assessment) approved by the EASA (European Union Aviation Safety Agency), Azur Drones confirms its position as a precursor in innovating drone operations. For several years, the company has been contributing to regulatory works at the international level to make autonomous flights a standard.

In 2019, it was the first to obtain a generic flight authorisation from the French Civil Aviation Authority for autonomous operations carried out remotely by security personnel that does not meet remote pilot training requirements.

Ever since the company has been deploying its systems in Europe and the Middle
East. Currently, Skyeyetech is the most frequently deployed autonomous drone system in the world with over 150 users and 10,000 operational flights.

About Azur Drones

Founded in 2012, Azur Drones is one of the world leaders in autonomous surveillance UAVs. The company’s SKEYETECH system was developed to provide customers with a patented pilotless drone solution designed to reduce risks on sensitive and industrial sites.

Fully integrated into existing security systems, SKEYETECH is operational 24/7 to carry out specific checks, perimeter patrols or assist in crisis situations. It is today the first and only autonomous drone approved in Europe, proof of its high level of reliability and safety.

Based in Bordeaux, Paris and Dubai, Azur Drones collaborates with well-established contractors in France and abroad (US and Middle East). It is engaged in several strategic partnerships with major actors in the security market.