Viking Drone Packaging: Licensed as a Crash Protected Container
by DRONELIFE Employees 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 variety, and the product has quite a few functions 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 primarily based 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 considerations throughout the trade concerning cargo safety and crash safety.
The Viking Drone Packaging is designed particularly for cargo that’s categorized as ‘harmful’ which signifies that the cargo requires further care in packaging and transportation. Till now, there was no UAV appropriate packaging choice that was licensed for transporting cargo of this classification. Actually, till 2022 there have been no trade take a look at procedures to find out whether or not packaging particularly for UAV transport might attain this certification. The UK Civil Aviation Authority led a challenge involving the Car Certification Company (VCA) and key trade stakeholders to develop this take a look at process. This process consists of dropping a package deal from a helicopter 400ft within the air, which was decided to be the everyday drone working altitude.
Having handed this take a look at, Viking Drone Packaging is now authorized for the transport of important, 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 way in which for related firms to realize this certification within the UK.
“We’re delighted to have met the problem of growing a light-weight, low-cost crash protected container to be used by the drone trade and to open the door to a variety of use instances that had been beforehand not possible” 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 remedy and persevering with to carry thrilling new capabilities to the drone trade in modern methods,” Mr. Weilert concluded.
Because the UAV trade continues to develop, coverage and rules should develop with it. Viking Drone Packaging CPC certification is the primary of its variety, and their work with the UK’s VCA and different stakeholders throughout the UAV transport and packaging trade 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 techniques, he’s delighted to be a part of the drone trade.
Miriam McNabb is the Editor-in-Chief of DRONELIFE and CEO of JobForDrones, knowledgeable drone providers market, and a fascinated observer of the rising drone trade and the regulatory atmosphere for drones. Miriam has penned over 3,000 articles targeted on the industrial drone house and is a world speaker and acknowledged determine within the trade. 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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