The D.A. Royo Group

Safety Management Systems. Simply.

SMS for Unmanned Vehicles

Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) - Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) - Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) - Remotely Piloted Vehicle (RPV) - Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) - Drone

Whatever your name for them, the future is here.  Because regulation and standards can lag technology, you need an SMS that manages the new risks more than ever.


SMS Step by Step - Every Hazard is Risk

The path may not be clear at first.  What looks obvious now may not be down the road.  Don't just commit to a vehicle and take off.  Let us walk you through a process that selects the right one and ensures your operators are prepared for success.  Anyone can buy a toy, you are buying a tool for business.



The underwater environment is different, but the process is the same.  Because you've been doing remote activities longer than your aviation peers, your operator expertise is greater.  If you aren't capturing that expertise through systematic reporting processes, we can help.

Certificated Program at the University of Southern California (USC)

Need to better understand SMS applications for unmanned aviation? 

In teaching with the University of Southern California's, Viterbi School of Engineering - Aviation Safety and Security Program, we specifically address human factors and interfaces, workload, and risk assessment development for remotely piloted aircraft (RPA). 

The University of Southern California’s Aviation Safety and Security Certificate is awarded to those successfully completing the required program. It certifies completion of training in the multidisciplinary areas of Aviation Safety Management.

We are pleased to collaborate with Wolf UAS.  Wolf UAS is an emergent leader in managing unmanned aerial systems (UAS). We value their expertise and involvement in policy and standards development in the aerial field.