Percepto’s commercial drones set a precedent for drone safety
The landmark first drone-in-a-box to have an integral ASTM approved parachute sets a precedent for drone safety as part of an ongoing collaboration with the FAA.
Percepto, the global market leader for autonomous industrial drone solutions, announced that its on-site autonomous drone, the Percepto Sparrow, is the first on the market to offer an ASTM 3322-18 standard compliant integral parachute after completing more than 50 successful test flights. The achievement builds upon the drone’s existing safety features. You can see footage of the parachute in action here.
The parachute feature is compliant with FAA standards and will expedite further the approvals for flying over people and beyond the visual line of sight (BVLOS) for Percepto’s Fortune 500 customers. FPL is the first utility in the US to gain BVLOS approval, and Percepto’s customers were also the first to gain BVLOS approvals for autonomous drones in industrial sites in Italy, Spain, Portugal and Israel.