ParaZero Technologies Ltd., together with the Northern Plains UAS Test Site (NPUASTS), has completed the testing and compliance process for the company’s SafeAir Mavic in accordance with ASTM F3322-18.
ASTM F3322-18 Standard Specification for UAS Parachutes was designed to enable aviation authorities, such as the Federal Aviation Administration, to determine whether a parachute system is airworthy for flight over human beings. Among other requirements, the standard defines over 45 aerial deployment tests in various failure scenarios, verified by a third party.
ParaZero’s ASTM-compliant SafeAir Mavic is designed specifically for DJI’s Mavic 2 series. SafeAir is a parachute system that monitors drone flight in real time, identifies critical failures and autonomously triggers a parachute. The system contains a flight termination system, a black box to enable post-deployment analysis and a warning buzzer to alert people below of the falling drone.
According to the company, the completion of the compliance process for the SafeAir Mavic will open the doors for UAS operators who are interested in the possibility of safe and legal UAS operations over people using the DJI Mavic 2. Earlier this month, in fact, the FAA granted a waiver for over-people flights to an operator using ParaZero’s ASTM-compliant SafeAir Phantom.
“Third-party validation of the SafeAir Safety System for the Mavic is a necessary step for the industry to help advance operations of small UAS in various environments,” says Nicholas Flom, executive director of NPUASTS. “With the partnership from ParaZero, we are one step closer to realizing routine flight operations over persons on the ground.”
UAS operators can purchase the SafeAir Mavic on ParaZero’s website. They will receive compliance documentation with the purchase of the SafeAir Mavic system, including NPUASTS’ third-party testing report. This documentation and report will provide validation that operators can use to submit with a waiver application to the FAA.