FAA grants Sentera 333 Exemption for commercial unmanned aerial vehicle use

Sentera, LLC said it has been granted a Section 333 exemption from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to operate multiple types of commercially-available UAVs.

Applications for these systems include crop survey, infrastructure inspection, geo-spatial mapping, and other aerial imaging missions.

Sentera´s exemption for both fixed-wing and quadcopter UAVs ensures the company can capture a wide range of data types that are relevant to customer applications, including very high resolution visual, multispectral, and thermal imagery, as well as specialized non-image information.

Customers use Sentera input data to perform many tasks, such as developing planting and crop management advice for growers, building 3D models of buildings, structures, and terrain for asset owners, and monitoring environmental regulatory compliance for public agencies.

Comprehensive data management solutions are crucial to successful UAV inspections, asset audits, safety inspections, agriculture data collections, and point-cloud collection activities.

Sentera, LLC has more than 200 years of combined UAV remote sensing experience and is considered a leading designer, developer, and manufacturer of sensors, software, and UAVs. Industries served include infrastructure, agriculture, and public safety. The company is FAA-approved to operate drones commercially and has 20,000+ hours of total flight time.