Licences & Accreditations

ROAVR hold all required licences and accreditations as well as exceeding the industry baseline by holding additional area specific qualifications.


All UK operators must hold a PFCO (permit for commercial operation) from the UK CAA (Civil Aviation Authority). This is an annual permission with various stipulations both generic and specific. ROAVR’s permission allows as to undertake just about any project in the UK you can think of.

The PFCO is the most basic level of licence and accreditation in the U.K. To obtain this you must hold aviation insurance, have qualified pilots and be assessed to a high level. No U.K based company can undertake aerial work with drones without a PFCO.

The UK CAA publishes a list of companies but any company should be able to provide you with a copy of their PFAW on request.


An operating safety case or OSC is just that. It allows ROAVR to demonstrate an operation is safe and therefore apply for bespoke permissions. This system was introduced in March 2015 and has created an upper tier of operators in the UK with the correct permissions and accreditations to operate in difficult and congested areas.

RAMS and Risk Assessments

Risk Assessment Method Statements are produced for almost all taskings. Our in house NEBOSH licence holder has the skills and ability to write safe systems of work to get ROAVR’s teams onto any site anywhere in the world.


ROAVR holds a PFCO, all our pilots are current and competent for the task they are asked to perform. In addition we carryout regularly CPD and in-house flight training. ROAVR has an in-house health and safety expert and we are members of the safety schemes CHAS and SafeContractor.

Our Director is Vice-Chairman of the trade body ARPAS-UK, a manned aviator, a ground school and flight instructor and an aerial co-ordinator.  He is ideally placed to ensure all permissions and accreditations are in place and functionally fit for purpose.

ROAVR – safety assured.