Helios Visions Receives FAA Part 107.39 Waiver


Helios Visions says it has become the first drone services company in Chicago to receive a Part 107.39 waiver from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to fly over people.

“With this waiver, Helios Visions can meet increasing customer demands within our architecture engineering and construction projects, along with our commercial real estate and development applications,” says Helios Visions’ co-founder and CMO, Ted Parisot.

The FAA’s approval of Helios Visions’ 107.39 waiver makes the drone services organization the 47th company in the U.S. and one of approximately 30 unmanned aircraft systems service providers to receive the designation. 

Helios Visions uses the ParaZero parachute to safely operate over people. Utilizing a ParaZero parachute that complies with ASTM F3322-18 (specifications for UAS deployable parachutes), Helios Visions’ operations exceed industry standards while complementing its risk management philosophy.

“We are thrilled that leading companies like Helios Visions are able to use our product to increase their safe and legal flight envelope. This waiver will allow Helios Visions to operate with an increased level of safety and efficiency,” says Avi Lozowick, vice president, policy and strategy, ParaZero.

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