Many companies are adding UAV data collection to their services and these UAV data are now an expected part of many projects, and for good reason! For companies new to UAV work, it’s important that the company and the drone service provider are familiar with the many rules and regulations governing UAV technology.
For companies securing UAV contract work and neding to travel to remote work locations, there are some important considerations. Some things of the things professional UAV service provider needs to consider when traveling, particularly by air:
- Will UAV equipment be carry-on or checked baggage? Obviously, there are size and weight considerations
- What kind of batteries are there and how will pressure affect them, if at all?
- The number of batteries in possession?
- Battery type and Watt-hours will determine if they can be checked as luggage
- Do rules vary in the location you are traveling to/from?
- Is a special bag required or helpful for the UAV and equipment?
- Package requirements for batteries?
- What kind of batteries are in your possession? Dry alkaline, dry rechargeable, lithium ion, lithium metal, wet batteries. Know the rules regarding shipping of these products.
The FAA has published an FAQ regarding batteries carried by airline passengers
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