FAA Licensed / Certificates of Waiver or Authorization

By law, any aircraft operation within the National Airspace System requires a registered aircraft and a licensed pilot. All of our pilots hold appropriate FAA Certification under CFR 14 Part 61, CFR 14 Part 107 or both. Additionally, many flight profiles require an FAA issued Certificate of Waiver or Authorization. Our team has been granted dozens of these authorizations over the years in order to provide uninterrupted, safe, and legal services to our clients while the laws governing UAS operations continue to evolve.

In 2015, Aviation Unmanned was an early recipient of a “333 Exemption” (FAA-2014-0781), which made us one of the first companies authorized to fly UAS for commercial purposes in the NAS. A lot has changed since then, particularly the introduction of the Part 107 Rule, which opened the industry to the general public. Certainly, our pilots are Part 107 certified, but RPS raises the bar, maintaining minimum qualifications far beyond this base certification.

We are pilots, engineers, and instructors with decades of experience and expertise.


Maintaining safety, insurance, quality and regulatory information on contractors and suppliers can often be a strain on internal resources. ISN streamlines these processes, saving time and improving safety standards. Hiring Clients use ISNetworld to standardize contractor management across multiple sites and geographic regions, clearly communicate requirements and expectations and exchange data with other internal systems. The result is lower incident rates and higher compliance numbers. ISN facilitates the collection of self-reported information from contractors and maintains it in a centralized database, ISNetworld. The information we collect is configured to each Hiring Client’s specific requirements and includes items such as: Management System; Questionnaire, Health & Safety, Environmental, Sustainability & Quality Programs; Injury & Illness Records; Audit Results; Insurance Certificates; Workers' Compensation & Experience Modifier. Our subject matter experts review the information contractors report, ensuring consistency with the requirements set forth by their clients and regulatory agencies. ISN also partners with multiple data providers to import training qualifications, audits and other information into ISNetworld.

RPS is an ISNetWorld compliant company with contractor compliant insurance certificates and OSHA compliant safety programs.