Qualified Entities Program (QEP)

Qualified Entities Program (QEP)

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Unrestricted flight for Pre-Verified Public Safety Partners

The purpose of the qualified entities program is to minimize operational restrictions on pre-verified public safety partners within the United States.

Enterprise operators in the majority of jurisdictions are governed by existing licensing regimes, each with their own specific requirements. Due to the nature of your operations, operators have an Incentive to comply with local regulatory regimes, which reduced the necessity for DJI to mandate safety restrictions such as no fly zones in altitude limitations.

Furthermore, enterprise operators often need to respond quickly or fly in restricted areas. In such instances, DJI's safety features act as an hindrance, rather than adding any additional level of safety.

QEP Features

  • Removal of all domestic US NFZ's permanently for aircraft including the Matrice 200 series, Inspire 2, and Phantom 4 Pro version 2.0. Operators will not encounter any airspace class restrictions.
  • Removal of altitude limitations for aircraft including the Matrice 200 series, Inspire 2, and Phantom 4 Pro version 2.0 will allow users to achieve maximum service ceiling.

Program Outline

DJI restrictions serve the purpose of adding additional layers of safety for both operators and the public. Removing these restrictions may increase the likelihood of accidents occurring, particularly in situations where TSRs might be in effect or involving manned aviation.  As such the following measures will be implemented:
  • Unlocked aircraft will require new Terms and Conditions that transfers liability to the operator and QEP approved entity.
  • Subsequent handling and transfer of risk on the unlock aircraft will be the sole discretion of the partner entity (end user)
  • The end user is contractually required to undergo the product end-of-life handling detailed in the Terms and Conditions.

Qualifications

Federal state and local public safety agencies in entities must submit the following documentation:
  • Completed QEP application form (contact qep@maverickdrone.com to request the form)
  • Copy of part 107 license of chief pilot that is updated on a regular basis or a certificate of authorization from the FAA, or other similar flight authorization document.
  • Copy of signed Terms and Conditions.
  • Authorization letter on official entity letterhead from entities UAV program manager or head of entity.
  • Contact information for partners UAV program manager that is updated on regular basis.