FAA To Ease UAV Restrictions—Custom Case Group Set To Meet Demand For Drone Protection

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Predicted Dependence On Life-Saving Drones Will Make UAV Transport Protection A Critical Factor In Emergency-Response Equipment Supply Chain

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Along the chain of life-saving efforts, any delay or slip up could mean the difference between life and death. When you think about it from that perspective, the quality of the case that protects the drone picks up incredible significance.

On its website May 21, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced it will ease its restrictions on unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in the nation’s airspace this year, kicking the development of drone technology into high gear. San Dimas custom case distributor, Custom Case Group is ramping up its drone transport design efforts to meet the growing demand. In light of the FAA’s plans, the development of practical life-saving applications, such as ocean lifeguard UAVs, is expected to grow with particular rapidity. These drones will be housed and used in some of the most corrosive environments on Earth—ocean beaches. This means drone transport and damage protection engineering will soon become a critical factor in the emergency-response equipment supply chain. Custom Case Group has announced its readiness to meet the significant challenge this important industry will face in the coming years.

Tim Jennings, Engineered Packaging Solutions President said, “Protecting these UAVs from damage will take on a whole new level of importance. A well-protected drone is a drone that is in working order when the need arises. Along the chain of life-saving efforts, any delay or slip up could mean the difference between life and death. When you think about it from that perspective, the quality of the case that protects the drone picks up incredible significance.”

Lifeguard drone technology is growing with particular speed, as developers overseas are introducing UAVs capable of responding to a drowning victim seven times faster than can a human being. The lifeguard drone projects currently in the works focus on supporting the efforts of ocean lifeguard teams via remote-controlled UAVs. As soon as a guard realizes someone in the water needs help, he or she can deploy a bright red drone equipped with a floatation device, capable of reaching the swimmer in record time. These remote-controlled drones also have live-feed cameras that transmit to lifeguards standing by on the shoreline, and loudspeakers that allow the lifeguards to give instructions to the victim. The UAV’s bright colored exteriors act as guides to the guards on their way out to panicked swimmers.

Custom Case Group established its Drone Hangar Pro line of customizable cases to protect camera drones from transport and environmental damage. However, with the FAA easing up restrictions, and scientists all over the world continually creating new applications, drones are becoming big business. Marketing assessment research firm WinterGreen recently forecasted global sales of UAVs at around $5 billion in 2021. And life-saving applications, like lifeguard drones, are one of the fastest growing subsets of this technology.

Tim Jennings said, “We’re well positioned for this technology to hit the mainstream. The Drone Hangar cases are already watertight and have water jet cut foam interiors designed by our engineers, who’ve shown there are no limits to their abilities to customize. Plus, they’re bringing experience creating our other cases for companies like Microsoft and Boeing […]. This is a really exciting time to be part of the world of UAV tech. The challenges are intriguing, and the payoff is a safer world for everybody. It’s motivating.”

The cases are available to order immediately, online at http://www.DroneHangar.com. Customers can also request quotes for custom configurations or additional drone models at the same website.

About Custom Case Group: Custom Case Group is a collaborative venture between leading custom case distributors, Engineered Packaging Solutions, operating out of San Dimas, Calif., and SCS Cases, operating out of Crystal Lake, Ill. Custom Case Group offers plastic, aluminum and wood composite protective storage and transport cases for a range of industries, including medical, military, aerospace, hazmat, oil and gas, UAV and more.

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