Featured NewsEnterprise DronesFirst-of-its-kind FAA waiver for BVLOS granted to Percepto


07 November 2022

The FAA has granted Percepto a nationwide waiver for Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) operations. 

The autonomous inspection and monitoring-solution provider can now offer its USA customers—whose sites comply with the waiver’s criteria—to benefit from Percepto’s automated, remotely operated drone-in-a-box technology. Percepto systems are used by electric utilities, oil and gas, solar-power stations and mining operations to detect infrastructure problems and enable faster response times.  

“We are very excited by the possibilities this national BVLOS waiver presents to our operations partners,” says Tim Shanfelt, Operations Enablement Leader, Koch Ag and Energy Solutions LLC. “This change helps us extract more value from an already important operations system. Percepto’s national BVLOS waiver will enable expansion of our automated drone inspection and monitoring without the wait for site specific FAA approvals, and it also serves as a catalyst for making automated drone inspection and monitoring a part of mainstream industrial practices.”

“Obtaining this waiver marks a significant milestone in our long-standing vision to provide remote inspections and operations at industrial facilities—particularly at isolated locations—with much greater efficiency and safety,” says Percepto Co-founder and Chief Commercial Officer Ariel Avitan. “Percepto makes it easier than ever for governments and businesses across the U.S. to implement automated drone operations, and unleash the true potential of AI-powered inspections.”

About Percepto

Percepto is the leading autonomous inspection and monitoring solution provider, revolutionizing how industrial sites monitor and inspect their critical infrastructure and assets. Listed in TIME magazine’s "100 Best Inventions of 2021," Percepto’s AIM platform fully automates visual data workflows from capture to insight, leveraging the Percepto Air drone-in-a-box portfolio, alongside other robots and visual sensors. Using advanced machine learning and AI, Percepto AIM provides an end-to-end autonomous inspection and monitoring solution to assess risk, minimize downtime, drive efficiency, increase safety and reduce operational costs. Percepto’s solutions are trusted by Fortune 500 customers on six continents, including Siemens Energy, Delek US, Koch Fertilizer and ICL Dead Sea Works. The company is the recipient of multiple prestigious awards including Edison Gold Award and Frost & Sullivan Global Enabling Technology Leadership Award. 

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