Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Blue-Chip UAS granted approval to fly drones across multiple industries

Blue-Chip Unmanned Aerial Solutions, Inc. (Blue-Chip UAS) is the first company in the U.S. to receive Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approval to fly drones “across multiple industries.” Blue-Chip UAS received the coveted authorization on Feb. 10, to provide service solutions across the oil and gas, wildlife, agriculture and aerial photography industries utilizing the FAA-certified Sensurion Magpie UAS.

Blue-Chip's Section 333 exemption authorizes UAS flight operations within five nautical miles of any airport or airfield inside Class E airspace with an approved COA, airport manager approval and issuance of a Notice to Airmen.

Blue-Chip's initial customer engagement is within the oil and gas exploration industry for Paragon Geophysical. Proof of concept test flights were successfully executed in November 2014 at the Nellis Air Force Base UAS test range in conjunction with Sensurion Aerospace, Paragon and the Nevada Institute for Autonomous Systems.

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