Unmanned Safety Institute’s offerings Include standardization, maintenance, and delivery of online and onsite education and training programs of instruction.
ORLANDO, FL– Unmanned Safety Institute (USI), the leading aviation-based safety training and industry certification provider for unmanned operations, has been contracted by Censys Technologies (Censys) to perform the training and education services associated with its state-of-the-art Sentaero family of VLOS and BVLOS, long range and rapid data processing Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS).
Censys and USI believe that this relationship between the manufacturer and the training service provider will allow operators of Censys UAS to benefit from established aviation best practices and standardization that will lead to effective safety and risk mitigation, leading to an increase ROI on use of the UAS technology.
“I have been watching the development of the Censys product line for some time now. As impressive and capable as their UAS offerings are, I find their commitment to ensuring that their customers have a safe and productive experience even more impressive,” said Josh Olds, USI president and co-founder. “USI is honored to work with Censys as an authorized training and education provider and share their commitment to ensuring that their customers can safely extract the value out of this amazing technology.”
The Censys family of aircraft stand out from their competitors with an unmatched combination of endurance and high-resolution imagery and offer both fixed wing and vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) capabilities in visual and beyond visual line of sight operations. Censys is among the first UAS manufacturers commercially delivering BVLOS-enabling onboard detect-and-avoid technology as a standard offering.
“At Censys, our team is singularly focused to make sure that our products help our customers meet or beat their objectives so they can better manage and grow their businesses,” said Trevor Perrott, President and CEO of Censys. “When it comes to training and educating our customers to operate their UAS, we wanted to align with a company that values safety and aviation best practices as much as we do, and has a proven track record in their ability to transfer that knowledge and commitment to each pilot they train. USI checks all of those boxes for us.”
USI will perform this training at various customer locations or its UAS Center of Excellence in Port St. Joe Florida and will kick-off in the fall of 2020.
About the Unmanned Safety Institute
The Unmanned Safety Institute (USI) is the industry’s most widely recognized leader in flight safety solutions for individuals, academia and organizations focused on integrating and operating UAS for civil or commercial purposes. The Unmanned Safety Institute provides UAS flight safety training and certification to operational standards based on the adoption and modification of time-honored aviation safety practices. With more than 170 instructors and over 10,000 customers around the world, including several Fortune 500 enterprises, USI is the global leader in UAS training and certification, delivering the most highly regarded training program of its kind. Programs include the Small UAS & Advanced Safety Certifications, Visual Line of Sight Systems Operations™ (VSO) and Professional Remote Operator™ (PRO) certifications and Unmanned Connect™ workforce development initiative. USI’s training and certification programs are endorsed by major aviation insurance providers and incorporated into aviation association professional development programs and have been evaluated and recommended for college credit by the American Council on Education. Discover more at www.UnmannedSafetyInstitute.org.
Censys Technologies is an integrated UAS solutions company that has brought affordable BVLOS operations to the marketplace. Censys produces a family of three Sentaero UAS variants, including a BVLOS configuration with onboard detect-and-avoid technology. The aircraft are complimented by easy-to-deploy mobile operation centers that improve efficiency in the field and enhance safety – a key component of the robust BVLOS safety case. The Sentaero UAS has been FAA-approved for dozens of BVLOS sorties in US airspace without the use of remote visual observers. Through technical industrial forums including ASTM International, Censys influences UAS airworthiness, flight operations, and personnel qualification standards. As the awardee of multiple UAS communication technology research programs, Censys continues to build on its existing technology portfolio and push the BVLOS envelope. Censys enjoys the position as the OEM partner for multiple enterprise customers and Fortune 100 companies to make valuable BVLOS UAS operations become an everyday occurrence around the world.