Safety & Compliance
Sentinel Aviation consists of a World Class team of UAS and commercial aviation safety professionals. Our auditors and operatives have the widest range of experience in all aspects of UAS operations. This advice includes:
Risk Mitigation Strategies
Safety & Best Practice procedures
Appropriate Continuous Training regimes
The use of UAS has created an entirely new spectrum of liability risk for companies and employers that needs to be managed and mitigated. Sentinel advises on:
Job Safety Analysis
Risk Assessment techniques
Risk Matrix application
Operational Safety Cases
Sentinel Aviation uses a variety of risk management tools within its audits to ensure that risk and liability are recognised and all possible steps are taken to reduce those risks.
Audits & Inspections
Sentinel Aviation undertakes all types of audit and compliance work for UAS operators, end users of UAS services and the UAS insurance industry. This includes:
Review of organisational structure, roles and responsibilities
Maintenance & Technical Procedures
Safety & Compliance Review
Inspection of applications to UK CAA
So whether it be a 'one-off' report for a specific project or an ongoing relationship to develop company protocols and manage UAS related Health & Safety issues, contact us to discuss your requirements.
Our team is vastly experienced in the management and operation of UAS in both the military and civilian spheres. Combined with a background in commercial aviation safety. We can help with:
UAS operator set ups
Operational recces and risk assessments
High-Risk UAS operations
Operational Safety Case applications
We can help reduce the likelihood of expensive public liability insurance claims and resulting negative media, unwanted publicity and damage to your corporate image.
EU & International Regulations
Under the Global ICAO regulations, there are country-specific aviation regulations for all countries. This is a minefield for UAS operators across the EU and beyond. We provide updates, regulatory advice and consultancy services for:
UK CAA and National Aviation Authorities
International UAS commercial operations applications
We work with our customers to ensure that they operate within all regulatory frameworks globally. This includes specialist legal advice on operations in International Airspace and 'in country' commercial UAS operations.
Insurance & Legal Services
Sentinel Aviation works with the principal EU and UK aviation insurance and legal companies to ensure UAS operations are as safe and efficient as possible. This service includes advice on:
Physical Damage - Platform, Sensors and Control Stations
Aviation Commercial General Liability
Aviation Product Liability
Non-Owned Aviation Liability
Event & Accident Investigation Services
If your platform has been modified from its original equipment manufacturer's specification, this could invalidate your insurance.
Training & Development
As a UK CAA approved Restricted NQE, Sentinel Aviation's team of highly experienced instructors are able to supply advanced training in all aspects of UAS operations, for flight planning, advanced flying operations and Health & Safety. These include:
Annual Flight Currency Check
Close Proximity Flight Training
Safety Case Evidence gathering
Congested Area Flight Training
CRM and Human Factors Training
Specialist training in a simulated urban environment
It is vital that any UAS Operator's documentation is kept current and in date. Failure to do so may invalidate insurance policies and you may be operating illegally. This documentation includes:
Permissions for Commercial Operation, including International Permissions
Maintenance & Technical Records
Sentinel offers a subscription and notification based service, by SMS and e-mail. This affords smaller operators the peace of mind that they are operating within all legal and regulatory standards.
Platforms & Operations
Sentinel Aviation has deep military connections and as a result is able to lease, purchase and supply specialist UAV and counter-UAV platforms, including:
Bluebird Aero Systems' - ThunderB 24hr tactical UAV
High-end commercial/low-end military quadcopters and fixed wing platforms
RT Systems - Skystar Aerostats
Specialist UAV/Drone platforms for specialist missions
IAI Elta - Drone Guard Counter UAV System
Our personnel are able to deploy globally at short notice and can operate for extended periods in austere and hostile environments.