FAA Exemption Clears PrecisionHawk for UAV Takeoff

John DavisAgribusiness, UAS, UAV

precisionhawk1Unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) company PrecisionHawk has received a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) exemption that will let the company conduct precision aerial surveys, including agricultural applications. The company says it will use the Lancaster UAV.

Over the past few months, we have built up highly qualified service teams to provide cost effective aerial data capture and analysis tools to our new and existing clients. [The exemptions] serve to streamline UAS integration by allowing UAV platforms, deemed safe and reliable, to operate for commercial use under specific guidelines. PrecisionHawk flights will be flown by a registered pilot, conducted during the day, within line-of-sight and will not exceed an altitude of 400 feet.

Through our extensive work in global servicing and expertise across applications, we have crafted a streamline workflow that goes beyond planes and pictures. We provide answers. Our focus is on equipping businesses with a team of PrecisionHawk technicians and GIS scientists to develop an aerial data strategy that addresses specific needs, capabilities and operations.

Users will also have access to DataMapper, PrecisionHawk’s cloud-based software partner.

So far, the FAA has granted 159 exemptions that will allow companies and UAV manufacturers to conduct nationwide UAS operations.