HAZON, PrecisionHawk work on BVLOS training



HAZON Solutions and PrecisionHawk have announced a strategic partnership where HAZON will serve as the preferred training partner for PrecisionHawk´s Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) waiver consulting program, the companies said.

While BVLOS flight operations offer an exponential increase in return on investment over traditional visual line of sight (VLOS) drone flight operations or manned aircraft operations, expanding the area of operation by up to 50 miles, pilots must have sufficient experience in VLOS and receive BVLOS-specific training. Under the Pathfinder fieldwork, PrecisionHawk recommends a practical performance evaluation (in-field test) and at least 15 to 20 hours of VLOS flight before BVLOS is attempted.

HAZON plans to facilitate the already-growing backlog of training requirements by expanding their training team and opening regional training centers. Details on expansion locations and hiring will be released in coming months.

HAZON Solutions is a drone service provider focused on critical infrastructure inspections for Fortune 500 utility and industrial clients. HAZON leverages a combined 80 years of combat aviation experience ­­to deliver industry-leading drone based solutions to help organizations increase reliability and decrease downtime due to maintenance and inspections while also mitigating risk to personnel.

PrecisionHawk is a provider of drone technology for the enterprise. PrecisionHawk´s client list includes Fortune 500 companies and market leaders in 150 countries, spanning a range of industries, including agriculture, energy, insurance, government and construction. More information about PrecisionHawk can be found at www.precisionhawk.com or on Twitter @PrecisionHawk.