Applus+ achieves accreditation to certify all types of drones

    • The Laboratories Division of Applus+ is the first European company to achieve full accreditation under European regulations.
    • Applus+ Laboratories is one of only a few laboratories with all the technologies required for the certification of drones and their accessories.

    Barcelona, March 10, 2022 - Current technological advances are making it possible to manufacture increasingly versatile drones with greater autonomy. Through its Laboratories Division, Applus+, a global inspection, testing and certification company, is the first European company to be fully accredited to certify all types of drones and drone accessories according to European regulations.

    The new European Regulation (EU) 2019/945, which has been in force since mid-2020, regulates the certification and use of drones and will be mandatory as of January 2023. After that date, all drones will have to be certified to be placed on the market.

    Applus+ is one of the few companies with all the necessary technologies for the certification of drones according to the requirements of the new regulation: wireless, cybersecurity, electronics, mechanics, etc.

    In order to perform flight tests, Applus+ Laboratories has an agreement with the ATLAS Experimental Flight Center, which has unique flight infrastructures and a long history in the sector.

    The use of drones is growing exponentially and will accelerate further with the implementation of 5G technology. Applus+ Laboratories offers a complete testing and certification service for drones and is already working with the largest manufacturers globally.

    Find more information about the certification process in this brief guide.

    About the Applus+ Group

    Applus+ is a worldwide leader in the testing, inspection and certification sector. It is a trusted partner, enhancing the quality and safety of its clients’ assets and infrastructures while safeguarding their operations. Its innovative approach, technical capabilities and highly skilled workforce enable Applus+ to assure operational excellence across multiple sectors in more than 100 countries.

    The Group comprises over 25,000 employees and is committed to sustainability. Applus+ helps clients reduce their environmental impact, improving the safety and sustainability of their products and assets. The company sets ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) targets every year and monitors their fulfilment.

    Applus+’ initiatives to contribute to a more sustainable world have attracted external recognition: above-average scores from Sustainalytics (15.6, "Low risk"), MSCI ESG Ratings ("AA"), the CDP ("B"), Gaïa (71/100) and its inclusion within the FTSE4Good Index Series of Ibex.

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