FlyLogix in record UK UAS flight
27th July 2017 – 11:30
FlyLogix has conducted the longest beyond line-of-sight flight of a civilian UAS in the UK, the company announced on 25 July.
The flight, conducted on 17 July, saw Flylogix’s Condor UAS complete an inspection of the DP3 unmanned platform on behalf of oil and gas operator Centrica. The UAS took off at Blackpool and flew an 88km round trip to the gas production platform, located in Morecambe Bay in the East Irish Sea.
FlyLogix worked with the Civil Aviation Authority, Centrica, Blackpool Airport and other air space users to ensure the safety and success of the operation.
Charles Tavner, chairman at FlyLogix, said: ‘This is a major milestone for FlyLogix as we showcase the significant benefits of our long range offshore drone service, and ultimately demonstrate the future of offshore inspection and logistics.
‘FlyLogix is uniquely placed to deliver this service. We have clearly shown the track record, the technology and industry knowledge to complete these operations. We are extremely excited about rolling this service out more widely and the future prospects of FlyLogix as the trusted service provider.’
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