San Diego IPP selects Skyfire Consulting for FAA airspace experience

Atlanta-based UAS consultancy Skyfire Consulting has announced San Diego Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration Pilot Program (IPP) has selected it to join the team of experts working on the project, the company said.

Skyfire Consulting was specifically tapped for its extensive experience with FAA regulations related to public safety UAS use. Skyfire Consulting has already worked to obtain the first two certificates of authorization (COAs) for the Chula Vista Police Department, one of the constituent organizations in the San Diego IPP.

The San Diego program, selected by the FAA as one of only ten pilot projects around the country, will test new UAS hardware, software, and operational concepts in the use of unmanned systems in public safety operations. Specifically, the San Diego IPP is focused on testing the use of beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) flights in public safety, in preparation for autonomous deployment of UAS in emergency situations.

Skyfire Consulting is actively working with the FAA to approve BVLOS on the IPP team´s Skyfire Consulting is the country´s leading provider of public safety drone solutions. Founded by public safety professionals and aviation experts, they provide drone equipment, on-site training, FAA consultation services, standard operating procedure development, service and repairs to more than 150 agencies nationwide.