Guarantee the quality of your products
The use of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) is expanding rapidly beyond traditional military and public safety applications. These devices are now being widely adopted by commercial enterprises and consumers. Some studies estimate a global UAS market in excess of US$5 billion by 2020, up from just over US$15 million in 2014. The anticipated growth in UAS adoption, the high rate of technological change and the urgency in meeting the latest consumer trends are creating new challenges.
At the same time, an increasingly complex regulatory environment is emerging with national and international aviation and product safety regulations being developed to cover these products and their operation. In December 2015, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration launched a registration system for operators of UAS up to 25kg. Manufacturers also need expert insight to determine if their product falls under the European Toy Safety Directive, the new European Radio Equipment Directive (RED) or general electrical safety regulations.
Testing and certification can minimise the risk of noncompliance and product liability. By ensuring your UAS products are in compliance with stringent standards for performance, quality and safety, our testing, inspection, auditing, certification and training services will assist you in achieving reliable market entry. Since the brand value of UAS products correlates directly with their perceived quality and safety, these services will ensure safer products and promote the healthy growth of the industry.
At TÜV SÜD, we are fluent in the complex language of electrical and electronics safety. With our testing facilities and expert staff around the world, we can test UAS products for safety and advise on the electrical and mechanical safety aspects.
TÜV SÜD is renowned as an independent and impartial third-party service provider with a network of international and local experts in all key markets. We support you throughout the product development lifecycle with our extensive technical expertise to ensure a safe and reliable product. Our testing can be conducted at various stages of the product lifecycle to help you meet consumer expectations for safety and reliability. We set quality and ergonomic standards beyond normal safety requirements, which helps to differentiate your brand from its competitors. Our experts have devised our own UAS requirements and keep up to date with the latest developments in this emerging regulatory environment.
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