04-05-2016
UMS SKELDAR LANDS EUROPE’S FIRST NATIONAL UAV LICENSE
May 4th 2016
XPONENTIAL 2016 at AUVSI, New Orleans
Booth 2627

UMS SKELDAR LANDS EUROPE’S FIRST NATIONAL UAV LICENSE

Nordic Unmanned Operations Director Svein Magne Kleven, CEO Knut Roar Wiig and members of UMS SKELDAR’S executive team including board director Markus Huber and Chairman Stefan Peller.

World leading designer and manufacturer of high endurance RPAS (Remotely Piloted Aerial Systems) UMS SKELDAR announced at XPONENTIAL, the AUVSI international exhibition, in New Orleans, a major breakthrough into lucrative construction and maintenance projects for power and utilities companies with the award of Europe’s first national license to use the unmanned helicopter SKELDAR V-200.

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Client and UAS operator Nordic Unmanned was awarded the SO3 license for SKELDAR V-200 use – the highest certification available – by the Norwegian Civil Aviation Authority.

 

According to Nordic Unmanned CEO Knut Roar Wiig:

“This is a landmark moment for not just the utility and construction maintenance sectors, but the UAV industry, with the first ever national clearance of SKELDAR providing the launch pad for operations across other European countries. Nordic Unmanned client – a national power utility – see SKELDAR as an interesting fit with their unmanned strategy for protection of personnel working on power cable projects and greater efficiencies.”

 

The programme with Nordic Unmanned has been led by Carl Foucard, Deputy Business Development Director and Head of SKELDAR Sales. Implementation by Norwegian Unmanned was led by Operations Director Svein Magne Kleven with engineer pilot Glenn Kristoffersen.

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Carl Foucard explained:

“We are very proud that the SKELDAR V-200 has achieved this certification status. It really proves the airworthiness of our system and I am confident that this will lead to a number of exciting new business opportunities in this important sector.”

 

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