April 29, 2020

Centrik and Flock Sign Strategic Alliance to deliver data-driven reduced risk operations for the drone sector

The alliance aims to improve safety standards and futureproof UAV operators with a policy that allows them to scale from initial tests to widespread commercial use.

Operational management system supplier Centrik and specialist drone and eVTOL insurance provider Flock have formed a strategic alliance to raise safety standards and reduce risk in commercial drone operations.

The move means a commercial UAS operator who uses Centrik to manage its operations can now automatically align insurance costs with their actual exposure to risk.

Flock’s connected insurance offering allows operators to purchase a single policy that scales with their business offering flexible liability limits for individual jobs. Every month UAV operators are billed based on number of flights undertaken and the level of risk they are exposed to. This data is securely analysed by Flock’s risk intelligence engine with a direct integration into Centrik’s platform

Ed Leon Klinger, CEO, Flock, says: Both Centrik and Flock share a vision of the future where unmanned and autonomous aircraft are safely integrated into shared airspace. Our alliance is focused on accelerating this reality.

“Flock’s risk intelligence engine combines real time data, like weather and building density, with flight logs directly from systems like Centrik to create completely custom UAV insurance policies.

“Together we’re enabling the air mobility companies of the future to align costs with activity, improve safety standards and set themselves up to scale seamlessly.”

David Hunkin, Head of UAS, Centrik, says: “We’ve already seen substantial uptake of Centrik in critical UAS sectors, where it has had a demonstrable impact on improving operational efficiency, safety, and excellence.

“This new strategic alliance means drone operators can safely and securely feed in the information recorded on their Centrik system to Flock – which will then be able to provide them with the precise level of cover they require.”

Flock is now insuring some of the world’s most complex UAV and eVTOL flights with its revolutionary based approach to insurance. Its customers include Hummingbird Technologies, Terra Drone Europe, Skyports and Animal Dynamics.

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