With the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) growing exponentially for both commercial and tactical use, the need for safe batteries and electrical systems is growing, as well. To address these safety concerns, UL created a new standard – UL 3030, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) or Drones. This new standard covers commercial (e.g. agricultural, scientific, research, video for film industry or news broadcasts and roof inspections) and tactical (e.g. government, local police and search & rescue) applications for UAVs operated by trained pilots.

Certification to UL 3030 allows manufacturers to demonstrate to regulators such as the FAA that a specific UAV has been evaluated to third-party safety standards. Though UL 3030 does not certify aspects such as airworthiness, efficacy of controls and similar topics, these must be addressed by regulations, user programs and other standards. Engaging with UL early in the UAV design process allows you to access compliance expertise and valuable tools that can help you avoid obstacles during design, production, and certification.

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