Global Aerospace to Showcase UAS SOP Manual at AUVSI Show

April 1, 2015  - By
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Global Aerospace has made available a standard operating procedure (SOP) manual for small unmanned aircraft system (UAS) operations through its partnership with the Unmanned Safety Institute (USI). Global Aerospace will be exhibiting at booth 745 at the AUVSI’s Unmanned Systems 2015, held May 4-7 in Atlanta.

The “Visual Line of Sight SOP” outlines general operating procedures for UAS and will be made available to qualified Global Aerospace customers. USI is a subsidiary company of Global’s SM4 program partner, Waypoint Global Strategies.

Through the SM4 program, Waypoint and USI provide Global’s UAS customers with discounted consulting and data analytics services and access to flight training.

“Standard procedures are the foundation of safe operations,” said Alex Mirot, president of USI. “We are excited about offering this SOP manual to Global Aerospace customers as a way to promote safety and reduce errors.”

USI offers its clients customized workshops, assistance in drafting and adopting policy and procedures, risk assessment and management, safety assurance, and safety promotion.

Chris Proudlove, senior vice president and team leader, complex risks at Global Aerospace said, “Global Aerospace continues to develop products and tools for the rapidly growing sector of UAS. This comprehensive manual will provide an excellent resource for operators of small UAS.”

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Senior Editor Tracy Cozzens joined GPS World magazine in 2006. She also is editor of GPS World’s newsletters and the sister website Geospatial Solutions. She has worked in government, for non-profits, and in corporate communications, editing a variety of publications for audiences ranging from federal government contractors to teachers.