XM2 awarded Safety and Compliance Verification from SGS Aviation

XM2 has been awarded a Safety and Compliance Verification from SGS Aviation Compliance, the leading international certification organisation. This qualification is a testament to our long-term safety record as well as the proficiency of the individuals on the XM2 team and the systems and procedures that they follow.

SGS is the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. They are recognised as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With this accreditation from SGS Aviation, we are able to demonstrate that our equipment, flight operations and personnel are compliant with local and international standards for RPAS operations.


As part of the safety accreditation, XM2 was assessed in the following areas

  • Operational approvals, exemptions and privileges and supporting documents
  • Safety Management System, OH&S framework, Quality Risk Management framework and systems
  • RPA Fleet Quality
  • Civil Aviation Authority permission and approvals
  • Safety Performance Review
  • Risk Assessment Procedure
  • Visual Observer Procedure

As well as this, all pilots and drone technicians have been accredited in Human Factors and Crew Resource Management in Safety Critical RPAS Operations. This covers safety and performance considerations relating to the systems and procedure carried out by the flight crew. Human Factors and Crew Resource Management gives our team the knowledge to look after our crew in difficult and stressful environments and situations as well as the safety of those working around us. This allows us to integrate drone operations into any environment while maintaining the safety of the operation and the people involved. This qualification holds our operations and personnel to the same safety standard of commercial airlines.

We have always had a safety-first culture and our team was able to demonstrate this through a series of assessments and situation specific examples. It is this safety-first culture that we bring to every film set and industrial site we operate upon.

Thank you to Tracy Lamb who flew to Australia to conduct the Audit, which involved observing us operate during the night on Pacific Rim in Sydney, and also conducting theory training at our HQ in Melbourne.