Viking Drone Packaging: Licensed as a Crash Protected Container
by DRONELIFE Workers Author Walker Robinson
Viking Drone Packaging has acquired a Crash Safety Container (CPC) certification from the UK. The corporate says this certification is the primary of its type, and the product has quite a few purposes for the aerial transport and supply of fragile or essential cargo. Their product highlights a key intersection between the packaging and UAV industries.
Viking Drone Packaging is a UK based mostly firm that specialised within the growth and manufacturing of containers with spectacular resistance to crashes. The corporate was based with UAV transports particularly in thoughts, offering options to particular challenges and issues inside the business relating to cargo safety and crash safety.
The Viking Drone Packaging is designed particularly for cargo that’s labeled as ‘harmful’ which signifies that the cargo requires further care in packaging and transportation. Till now, there was no UAV suitable packaging possibility that was licensed for transporting cargo of this classification. In truth, till 2022 there have been no business take a look at procedures to find out whether or not packaging particularly for UAV transport may attain this certification. The UK Civil Aviation Authority led a undertaking involving the Automobile Certification Company (VCA) and key business stakeholders to develop this take a look at process. This process consists of dropping a bundle from a helicopter 400ft within the air, which was decided to be the standard drone working altitude.
Having handed this take a look at, Viking Drone Packaging is now accepted for the transport of significant, high-value cargo. They’ve additionally been concerned within the VCA’s growth of dealing with and coaching procedures for UAVs carrying this classification of cargo, paving the best way for comparable corporations to realize this certification within the UK.
“We’re delighted to have met the problem of creating a light-weight, low-cost crash protected container to be used by the drone business and to open the door to a variety of use circumstances that have been beforehand unattainable” mentioned David Weilert, Co-founder of Viking Drone Packaging. “Our subsequent focus is on offering an answer for transporting radiopharmaceutical therapies to be used in most cancers therapy and persevering with to convey thrilling new capabilities to the drone business in modern methods,” Mr. Weilert concluded.
Because the UAV business continues to develop, coverage and laws must develop with it. Viking Drone Packaging CPC certification is the primary of its type, and their work with the UK’s VCA and different stakeholders inside the UAV transport and packaging business has established procedures and standards for the certification of different merchandise.
Walker Robinson is a 2022 Graduate of the College of California Santa Barbara with a ardour for renewable power and rising applied sciences. An early profession skilled skilled in each gross sales and growth of residential and utility-scale renewable power programs, he’s delighted to be a part of the drone business.
Miriam McNabb is the Editor-in-Chief of DRONELIFE and CEO of JobForDrones, an expert drone providers market, and a fascinated observer of the rising drone business and the regulatory surroundings for drones. Miriam has penned over 3,000 articles centered on the business drone house and is a global speaker and acknowledged determine within the business. Miriam has a level from the College of Chicago and over 20 years of expertise in excessive tech gross sales and advertising for brand spanking new applied sciences.
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