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New training programme from UMS Skeldar

19th June 2019 - 08:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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 UMS Skeldar has developed a new training programme to enable commercial drone pilots to safely operate UAS in UK airspace.

The training programme was delivered with the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) and drone training organisation, Remote Unmanned Systems Training Academy.

The five-day course covered a range of theory and live-flying exercises leading to Permission for Commercial Operations, including air law, crew resource management, human factors, meteorology and power systems together with operational and live mission simulation training pre-flight, training flights and test flights.

UMS Skeldar will roll out training programmes to cover Skeldar V-200 flight operation crews based at the Swedish operations centre in Linköping. The qualification is a regulatory requirement in order to obtain permission to operate and offer UAS services commercially in UK airspace.

Axel Cavalli-Bjorkman, CEO of UMS Skeldar, said: ‘Our flight operations crews are exceptionally well trained, with experience of the armed forces of NATO nations including the UK, Sweden and Switzerland, in addition to pilots with a commercial track-record of manned and unmanned aircraft operations.

‘This training programme is recognised by the CAA and is widely acknowledged as the benchmark for European commercial UAV flight management. We look forward to further development of training solutions as we expand our global operations base across commercial and military markets.’

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