UK drone platform provider Soarizon by Thales is providing a suite of services and capabilities accessed via the Soarizon platform to facilitate Low Airspace Access and Flight Management. The services are designed to work cohesively to enable safe, scalable flights from both the operator and the approver to open up airspace for tomorrow.
Soarizon’s product roadmap includes new features and developments to support scaled UAS operations and airspace management through its secure ecosystem. The company says its structured workflows ensure adherence to UK and European regulations.
The solutions are aimed at organisations with large-scale responsibility for infrastructure and land, energy providers, public services and critical national infrastructure. Soarizon products help manage flight requests from unmanned aircraft and requests to fly in the lower airspace by providing Unmanned Traffic Management (UTM) services.
According to a company press release, Soarizon identifies several key steps to ensuring drone operations remain compliant, whilst offering more efficiency and scalability for organisations and businesses:
How do land operators ensure consistency?
Inconsistencies in the method of requesting access to fly can place extra burden on the operations manager.
Whether pilots are in-house, subcontracted to operate on your behalf or external operators wishing to fly over or near your area of responsibility, the method of requesting access to airspace varies greatly. This makes decision making about who, how, when and where flying operations can take place difficult to align to make the safest decisions.
SOARIZON provides clear, defined workflows for operator requests and airspace managers that offer strategic deconfliction with minimal manual processes. Through a simple submission process, pilots and operators can submit their requested mission plans through SOARIZON and request approval from the airspace manager in a streamlined and consistent way.
This approach ensures a dynamic and accurate approach to managing low altitude operations within a defined area of responsibility.
How do I deconflict flying operations in the airspace around me?
Soarizon believes that by providing an intuitive tool sets that allow managers to have visibility of airspace volumes and traffic requests and workload, it can support the decision-making cycle to allow strategic deconfliction, i.e. the prevention through transparency of airspace usage during the planning phase.
Currently, airspace managers manually deconflict airspace requests – often a paper-based process or simple database or spreadsheet. This is a cumbersome and error-prone method that may work in the short-term for low numbers of requests, but what about scaling those operations through hundreds, maybe even thousands of requests a year?
Receiving requests through a secure digital portal, with accompanying mission plans and risk assessments, allows managers to assess and approve requests in a standardised way, visualise the airspace and deconflict based on area and date of the request.
How do I make sure that all flights are compliant with regulations and legislation?
Regulations and legislation surrounding UAS operations are ever-evolving and it can be challlenging to maintain an up-to-date view. You want to make sure that all operations flown on or near your site are flown safely and legally.
According to Soarizon, deriving benefits from drone data to make better decisions should not be a tiresome task. Automating the process to make things easier for pilots, managers and ensure the quality of the end data output.
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