Aviation safety auditing company Wyvern (Booth 4632) announced a pair of contracts for its Exact drone operation audits this week. Pennsylvania-based Wyvern has partnered with Acend, a technology platform that provides pay-as-you-go insurance to drone operators. Under a separate agreement, Wyvern will conduct an Exact safety audit for drone operator Cinematic Aerospace of New York.
Wyvern will provide its Exact safety risk assessment to help Acend’s clients increase safety and reduce their insurance costs. Acend CEO Steve Rabbitt called the new partnership “a true win-win. Our customers will benefit from a discounted rate for Wyvern’s Exact safety quality and risk management program, and Wyvern’s customers, in turn, will receive preferential insurance rates in exchange for their demonstrated commitment to safety.”
“I have always put safety first in our aerial cinematography business,” said Cinematic Aerospace president Christian Tucci. “And, at the recommendation of Al Cerullo of HoverViews Unlimited, one of the leading aerial cinematrography service companies in the world, and NBC, it was an easy decision to pursue Exact certification.”
Wyvern CEO Art Dawley called Cinematic Aerospace “exactly the type of customer we had in mind when we developed Exact,” saying the audit “will help them further differentiate their business from their competitors.”