Google ChromeScreenSnapz077Dentons, the world’s largest law firm, has just published a White Paper entitled ‘Contracting With and Between UAS Operators’ – a guide for companies seeking professional drone services and drone companies looking to safely and legally
transact business.

The Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) industry is evolving at a speed that is hard to keep up with, even for those intimately involved with it. It has been said that a “drone year” is the equivalent of one calendar month; such is the pace of change. New aircraft technology is influencing all areas of the UAS industry—from manufacturing techniques and materials to flight controllers and apps. Professional operators of drones face a vast array in choice of platform (aircraft) for their given role.

In this ever-changing environment, we are witnessing a growing number of enterprises choosing to outsource their drone operations. It is not only the pace of change that is influencing these decisions. Safety concerns and a lack of clear legislation are leading a large number to decide that the most effective way to use drones for their organization is to contract with professional operators.

In the first section of this paper we will provide a top 10 list to help companies currently assessing the use of a third-party drone service. Simply put, what are the essential items that should be considered when hiring an operator? Without apology, many of these items relate directly to operational safety.

Download the 10-page paper and sample contract here.

If you are involved in hiring or are being hired, this is well worth a look. As you would expect it’s very methodical and thoughtful. Just the thing you need to  keep you out of trouble.


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