Safety should not be the goal of a commercial or public UAS operating organization. That statement may seem counterintuitive or controversial—but bear with me for a moment.
The primary goal of a national regulator such as the FAA (United States), CAA (United Kingdom), or CASA (Australia) is to ensure safety in a way that encourages and enables the legitimate use of airspace. The goal of any business or agency that uses UAS is to provide value to customers or colleagues at a cost that allows a business to make or save money and an agency to operate within budget allowances.
Increasing productivity while lowering costs is the business of every non-recreational UAS operator. Continue reading →