Swift Aero Aerial Systems (Swift Aero), an aerial service provider specializing in cinematography, broadcasting, mapping, photography and surveying services, has received permission by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to fly Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) in key airport traffic areas and controlled airspace, Class Bravo airspace, in and around Las Vegas. This is known as FAA Waiver Part 107.41.
“We are absolutely thrilled to be the first aerial company to have this very special permission to fly UAS in Class Bravo Airspace in Las Vegas. This will open-up many opportunities for businesses already anchored here and those corporations who want to start-up here in Vegas. Attracting clients from a variety of industries including film and real estate, this permission is a major boon for Swift Aero as it expands its collaborations in 2018, offering more than just unmanned capabilities. With deep experience in aerial systems, Swift Aero works onshore and
offshore and cinema, technology and design are the company’s core goals,” Craig McKay, President, Swift Aero Aerial Systems.
Swift Aero has applied for other waivers still pending which include FAA Waiver 107.29 which would allow UAS to fly at night and during closed set filming. FAA Waiver 107.39, which presently only two companies in the U.S. have, that gives permission to fly UAS over people. FAA Waiver 107.25 which would allow flying from a moving vehicle or aircraft – not in a sparsely populated area. FAA Waiver 107.31, flying beyond the pilot’s visual line-of-sight (BVLOS) and FAA Waiver 107.51B, flying above 400 feet when necessary.
“At Swift Aero, we believe in the power of partnering. We believe that great things are achieved when working together. That is why we always want to stay close to our customers. By staying close to our clients, we better understand their business value and can optimize processes to achieve operational excellence,” McKay says.
For that reason, Swift Aero plans to announce partnerships with HMPE and John Sullivan in the coming months.
About Swift Aero Aerial Services
Swift Aero is a solution for every challenge onshore, offshore, air, land or sea. We provide aerial services for customers around the world in a variety of industries. We love what we do, and it shows. No matter how big or small Swift Aero will help assist with your operation. Sometimes your operation requires long distance or flight endurance even tasks in class B airspace. We have manned aircraft available to assist in these areas. Our experience and dedication to both photography and flying result in a level of service and quality that is hard to find. We are certified
to fly professional UAS operations and never do anything to endanger the safety of those involved in our work or anyone else who happens to be nearby. Swift Aero believes in safety, quality, innovation, integrity, communication, and leadership. We are a one-stop source who works with you to lower your operational costs, thereby ensuring your peace of mind. Swift Aero is the best because those behind the gear are driven by passion.
For more information, please visit our website, www.swift.aero.