Pioneering BVLOS drone flights at our Reading test facility

Pioneering BVLOS drone flights at our Reading test facility

We are excited to announce a significant milestone in our ongoing mission to enable autonomous drone flights Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS). As leaders of the Project HADO® consortium, we have achieved a groundbreaking feat: the successful execution of the first automated BVLOS flight at our cutting-edge test facility located near Reading. 

This accomplishment signifies the inauguration of a series of meticulously planned test flights, each contributing to our overarching objective. Our goal is to stage a comprehensive demonstration of automated BVLOS operations at a prominent UK airport, setting a new standard for drone technology and its applications. 

Project HADO® represents a pivotal initiative within the esteemed Future Flight phase 3 programme, hosted by Innovate UK. Collaborating alongside a consortium of distinguished developers and partners, we are actively shaping the future of drone capabilities. This endeavour promises to unlock access to a globally deployable platform, ushering in a multitude of benefits for the United Kingdom. 

We invite you to stay connected with us for the latest developments in Project HADO® as we continue to push the boundaries of innovation in the field of autonomous drone operations. 

To learn more about Project HADO®, why not read some of our previous updates?