Union Robotics has achieved a milestone on the path to FAA type certification for its Meadowhawk dielectric industrial UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle). The FAA has accepted Union Robotics’ means of compliance that have been established as a part of a Durability and Reliability-based type certification.
In order to be eligible for a type certificate, the Meadowhawk type design must be found by the FAA to comply with the certification basis. The FAA must also determine that no feature or characteristic of the aircraft makes it unsafe for the category in which it is certified for operation. In addition to the type certification, Union Robotics has also officially applied for and is working towards obtaining an FAA Production Certification and a Part 135 Operating Certification.
Ezekiel Bierschank, President of Union Robotics, commented: “Union Robotics holds safety as a top priority, ensuring our products meet and are approved by the FAA guidelines is just one important step we take to provide our customers a safe and reliable product. With FAA certifications in place, our customers will be able to use our product with minimal regulatory hurdles and benefit from the knowledge that our aircraft meet the safety guideline standards of the FAA.”