Carbonix Obtain BARS Certification for Drone Operations
by DRONELIFE Staff Writer Ian M. Crosby
Australian drone company Carbonix has announced its achievement of the Basic Aviation Risk Standards (BARS) certification, an internationally recognized program establishing a standard for remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPAS) operators to aid in the risk-based management in order to guarantee thorough oversight of contracted RPAS operating activities.
The certification serves as a vital aspect of Carbonix’s dedication to maintaining the highest standards of aviation safety and operations, solidifying the company as a dependable partner for organizations within industries such as resources and critical infrastructure. The certification process examines various elements of Carbonix’s operations, such as safety management systems, emergency response procedures, crew training, and maintenance practices.
“We are proud to provide our clients the assurance that their long-range RPAS activities are carried out with the utmost safety and professionalism and look forward to continuing to support leading organizations within the mining and critical infrastructure sectors,” said Carbonix CEO Philip van der Castle. “We know our RPAS are increasingly critical to businesses within these industries as they look to increase safety, improve productivity, reduce cost and environmental impact.”
Prior to earning the BARS certificate, Carbonix carried out several Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) operations, having received BVLOS approval from Australia’s Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) to operate its VTOL/fixed wing aircraft at Riverstone, Greater Sydney this past March . The approval was one of the first given to a long-range aerial data capture aircraft, enabling Carbonix to conduct BVLOS testing and missions at partner sites using sophisticated payloads such as survey grade LiDar scanners and photogrammetry cameras.
Carbonix drones boast a five-hour endurance (450km range) and a 25km radio range (single station expandable to 1,000 m plus), cementing the company’s reputation as the leading supplier of commercial long-range precision data capture capabilities.
Ian attended Dominican University of California, where he received a BA in English in 2019. With a lifelong passion for writing and storytelling and a keen interest in technology, he is now contributing to DroneLife as a staff writer.
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