DJI, a drone manufacturer and a supporter of the “Know Before You Fly” unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) safety campaign, will begin distribution of a new, co-branded safety brochure for all of its U.S.-bound drones ahead of the 2015 holiday season. The brochure is expected to start appearing inside the packaging of the Phantom 3 and Inspire 1 product series by the end of November.
“DJI was one of the first manufacturers to provide Know Before You Fly educational materials to its customers, and we are very pleased to formalize and expand our support of this campaign,” says Brendan Schulman, vice president of policy and legal affairs at DJI. “Safe drone operation has been a top priority for us, and this educational initiative is an excellent complement to our many safety-related technology features.”
Know Before You Fly was created by the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) and the Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) in partnership with the Federal Aviation Administration to provide newcomers to UAS with basic safety information. DJI joins 26 other supporters of the campaign, including retailers, manufacturers, and distributors of UAS, as well as organizations representing the manned aviation community.
“More people than ever before will access UAS technology this holiday season,” says Brian Wynne, president and CEO of AUVSI. “DJI’s expanded support of Know Before You Fly helps to ensure these flyers can easily obtain information on how to operate UAS safely and responsibly.”
DJI says its support of Know Before You Fly is part of its ongoing commitment to worldwide drone safety programs. In addition to the U.S., the company is working with regulators and UAS stakeholders on similar safety initiatives in Australia, Canada, Denmark, New Zealand, Switzerland and the U.K.