This is Robert Eaton, president of NuvAero Flight Systems of Calgary. For almost 3 years we have been operating multirotors and fixed wing UAV for O&G in Alberta.
We are currently involved with a proposal that I cannot disclose as it's protected by a NDA. It's an interesting one, the clients are some of the world's largest Oil & Gas companies who own offshore assets. Other partners are a couple departments at the U of C and a specialist engineering firm.
Our broad proposal has sparked interest and now we are working on Phase 1 - proving the concept small scale. We intend to go into trials in December.
Our problem is that we currently don't have a valid Fixed Wing SFOC covering the airframes we are using! TC in the prairies is swamped, about 4 months minimum for our new permit...
Does anybody out there have a Non Site Specific SFOC that was written broadly enough to cover a range of fixed wing aircraft? We likely will be using X8 wings as well as a Talon 1720.
If anyone is interested please contact me!