Phoenix Air Unmanned, LLC (PAU) is a specialty UAS Operator founded in 2014, PAU a sister-company to the international-recognized Part 135 air carrier, Phoenix Air Group, Inc - PAU has accumulated extensive experience in beyond visual line of sight flight operations, requests for approvals, authorizations, and waivers from the FAA, and project management for complex UAS flight operations. Since 2017, PAU has conducted over 11,400 circuit miles of transmission line inspection flights using small unmanned aircraft systems. These miles were flown under multiple Certificate of Authorizations.
Safe, compliant, and effective beyond visual line of sight flight operations executed by PAU have transited ten states. All company flights fall under the PAU General Operations Manual (GOM), the PAU Safety Management Systems Manual (SMSM), the PAU General Maintenance Manual (GMM), and the PAU Emergency Response Plan (ERP). In both 2018 and 2020, PAU operations and the manuals and systems were audited by ARGUS and received Platinum Certification for sUAS operational standards. In 2022, PAU became the first Remote Pilot Aircraft Operator registered with International Standards for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO.)