Wingtra takes a major step to turn European skies orange with the latest drone compliance milestone.Zurich, Switzerland, 9 October 2023—Wingtra, developer of industry-leading VTOL survey and mapping drone technology, announced today that its WingtraOne GEN II drone is now compliant according to C3 class requirements in accordance with the European Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2019/945 on unmanned aircraft systems.
C3 class identification is a major milestone in Wingtra’s commitment to the highest level of product quality and safety for drone operations in the European Union.
Product Manager, Wingtra
“Building on our recent regulatory success of being awarded the first SORA SAIL III approval from the Federal Office of Civil Aviation [FOCA] in Switzerland, we continue developing a system that keeps safety and reliability as the unwavering foundation of all that we produce,” Sawhney said.
For WingtraOne drones purchased from January 1, 2024, onwards, the C3 class identification allows the operator of WingtraOne GEN II to conduct flights in the open A3 category (low-risk commercial activity) within all EASA member states. All existing Wingtra customers who’ve purchased their systems before 2024 without the C3 mark can also continue to legally operate in the A3 category.
To be designated as a C3 aircraft, WingtraOne GEN II underwent rigorous testing and conformity evaluation by the notified body, NavCert GmbH, who was formally appointed by the LBA (Luftfahrt-Bundesamt–German Federal Aviation Agency). C3 class aircrafts weigh less than 25 kg maximum take-off weight (MTOM); have remote ID and geo-awareness, and are compliant with the safety standards—safe controllability and reliable command and control (C2) link—of the European Union.
Marcel Visser, Managing Director of NavCert GmbH, stated: “Congratulations to Wingtra on achieving the C3 marking for the WingraOne Gen II drone. We are honored to have been the notified body (NB 2603) responsible for assessing drones for the C mark. It has been a pleasure to experience Wingtra’s simplified use combined with fully automated flights and vertical take-off and landing. With this select approach, we wish Wingtra many safe drone operations and a strong positive resonance within the European territory.”
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About NavCert GmbH
NavCert is the first laboratory ever accredited in Europe in the field of GNSS, since 2018 even with a flexible scope. The firm provides worldwide technical services, like expert opinion, verification, validation, and voluntary certification services in the areas of precise positioning/localization, navigation, velocity, and timing. Furthermore NavCert is accredited as certification body for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) by the Deutsche Akkreditierungsstelle (DAkkS) and is notified (NB 2603) by the German Federal Office of Civil Aeronautics for the EU Type Examination of fixed-wing, VTOL, copter and multicopter UAS in classes C0 to C4 in the Open Category and C5 to C6 in the Specific Category according to the Delegated Regulation (EU) 2019/945 incl. underlying standards. NavCert chairs the coordination group of notified bodies for UAS. These activities are complemented by GAP analysis of specification and documentation and pre-testing. For additional information, please visit NavCert website at www.navcert.de.