Sky-Futures has been awarded the highest level of SGS Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) Safety & Compliance Verification, passing the most comprehensive audit of safety systems and operational safety practices within the drone industry.

SGS is the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company with a global network of 1,800 offices and laboratories, and has extended its services into the drone industry. The SGS RPAS standards are now being widely accepted by the booming commercial drone industry, with SGS offering verification, expert advice and strategies for the future.

Sky-Futures recently passed the most comprehensive audit of its RPAS safety systems and operational safety practices, and has been awarded the highest level of safety and compliance verification available in the industry, the SGS Safety & Compliance Verification (SCV) certificate.

SGS has set the benchmark for RPAS standards in safety, quality and efficiency in the use of drones for inspections. These standards and risk management tools are helping resource sector companies and drone operators to benefit from increased efficiency, as well as improvements to both measurable safety systems and to corporate responsibility.

“Operating RPAS is a dynamic activity, and the ability to utilize predictive risk management strategies to identify and treat hidden hazards in RPAS operations is a specialty of SGS, which is leading the way in RPAS safety standards,” said Tracy Lamb, Global RPAS Safety Manager, SGS. “Sky-Futures is an operator that has differentiated itself in this field through its dedication to achieving robust safety and risk standards, and adopting global best practice.”

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James Harrison, co-founder and CEO, Sky-Futures, said: “By gaining SGS’s highest level of safety verification, we are demonstrating our capability in the oil and gas industry and this will allow safer operations and fewer disruptions whilst still reducing cost levels to our clients. This verification certificate further demonstrates our commitment to delivering a leading and unique service worldwide.”

SGS Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems Services

SGS’s RPAS services offer comprehensive safety, compliance and risk management services for RPAS, as well as operation of drones for precision agriculture, utilities and industrial inspections. RPAS services offer a lower level of risk to personnel and increase cost efficiency over mobilizing aircraft. They also build confidence in the reliability of operations and ensure operations are conducted with high levels of due diligence and corporate responsibility, as well as compliant with national and international regulatory requirements.

For further information, please contact:

Tracy Lamb
Global RPAS Safety Manager
SGS HART Aviation
t: +44 (0) 1276 697801

About Sky-Futures

Founded in 2009, Sky-Futures is the world leading provider of drone inspection services for the oil and gas industry. The company conducts safe, cost effective and experienced drone inspections of live flare stacks, splash zones, decommissioning, general topside work and under deck, using HD video, still and thermal imagery. The data is analyzed, processed and delivered through the Sky-Futures Cloud – an advanced data platform.

Sky-Futures has been growing its global operations fast and now offer drone inspection services out of its offices in Houston, London, Aberdeen, Kuala Lumpur and Abu Dhabi. Clients include more than 35 of the biggest oil and gas companies in the world including Statoil, Shell, Total, BP, Maersk, and ConocoPhillips.

For further information, visit Sky-Futures.

About SGS

SGS is the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. SGS is recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With more than 85,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 1,800 offices and laboratories around the world.