Jan 2018
Gas Distribution, Electricity Distribution and Gas Transmission
Eye In The Sky
Jan 2018
Jan 2021
Wales and West Utilities, Cadent, Eastern Power Networks, London Power Networks, National Grid Gas Transmission, Northern Gas Networks, Northern Powergrid, Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks and South Eastern Power Networks
Morgan James – Wales & West Utilities, Rona Mitchell - UK Power Networks, Gavin Howarth – Northern Powergrid, Andy Middleton – Northern Gas Networks, Martin Lyster - Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks, Nicolle Fieldsend-Roxborough – National Grid Transmission, Graham Harvey – National Grid Transmission, Steven Carson - Cadent
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Network Innovation Allowance
Maintenance & Inspection

This project aims to establish that BVLOS operations are possible now in most airspace with existing technologies. With the cooperation of Department of Transport (DfT) through the Transport Systems Catapult (TSC) and the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), a regularised operating framework will be established, specifically for BVLOS linear infrastructure surveys like pipelines or overhead lines. This framework will be designed to embrace future technologies as they are developed but it is anticipated to allow ‘business as usual’ BVLOS inspection by project completion.  


To investigate and demonstrate the ability to fly BVLOS in uncontrolled airspace over participants networks with regulatory approval