Lorenzo Murzilli, an accomplished aerospace engineer and the CEO of Murzilli Consulting, is renowned for his pivotal role in developing EU drone regulations, U-space frameworks and the SORA methodology, while using his extensive industry network and expertise to transform disruptive changes into profitable opportunities for aviation companies worldwide.

BERN, SWITZERLAND, 24 May 2023 – The Israeli-based drone organisation FlightOps provides a multi-drone cloud operating system, which allows for scalable flight automation and fully automated beyond visual line of sight air mobility. Drone operators can install FlightOps software on any drone, which can convert the drone into an autonomous AI-powered system. The FlightOps technology has been successfully used in urban areas for multiple drone operations as part of an operational trial for the Israeli Police and record-breaking medical equipment deliveries, demonstrating its potential for saving time and lives while maintaining safety and regulatory compliance.

Today, FlightOps has announced the appointment of Lorenzo Murzilli to the FlightOps advisory board. Lorenzo Murzilli is the founder and CEO of Murzilli Consulting, a digital outsourced regulatory department and works with clients to support them in establishing a high-performing internal regulatory function. The organisation primarily focuses on emerging technologies in crewed and uncrewed aviation, advanced air mobility and U-space (including all derivative focuses). He is also the co-founder of DroneTalks, an online platform created to spread ideas and educate professionals in the drone industry ecosystem. 

"As believers in the power of SORA for certifying BVLOS operations, We are proud to have Lorenzo Murzilli accepting our invitation to join our advisory board. His expertise and contribution align with our mission to simplify the certification and compliance processes for drone operators and manufacturers. With the introduction of automated risk management and compliance tools to FlightOps infrastructure, Lorenzo's addition to our team is extremely valuable," said Shay Levy, CEO of FlightOps.

Lorenzo Murzilli's primary role in the advisory board will be to guide the company through its existing regulatory roadmap and assist in executing the strategy to achieve technology validation for FlightOps products. This roadmap involves engaging with the FAA in the U.S. and EASA in Europe, demonstrating use cases for a BVLOS-certifiable, multi-drone, drone-agnostic operating system that enables scalability for drone operations through high levels of autonomy and cloud connectivity. 

“I’m excited to begin advising FlightOps, which has the potential to shape the future of drone-specific operating systems in the industry. Their technology will enable businesses to operate in BVLOS urban environment more efficiently and safely while also influencing the future of air mobility and its applications,” said Murzilli.

Through his consulting firm, Murzilli Consulting, Lorenzo Murzilli supports organisations as they navigate complex and disruptive environments from an early stage to profitability, offering top-tier outsourced regulatory services on a global scale. As a former JARUS WG-SRM leader and as a founding member of the Global UTM Association (GUTMA), guest lecturer at the Zürich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW), and mentor and guest lecturer at Xihua University in Chengdu, China, Lorenzo Murzilli is one of the most experienced professionals in the drone industry. With prior experience at Leonardo, Pilatus Aircraft, and the Swiss Federal Office of Civil Aviation (FOCA), he can facilitate innovation in safety-critical environments while delving into the convergence of safety and ground-breaking technologies that benefit societies at large.

About FlightOps

FlightOps is a leading provider of innovative flight automation software tools that revolutionise the way humanity use drones. Known as the "Android OS" of the drone market, FlightOps facilitates the use of multiple drones, BVLOS operations, U-space/UTM integration, and drone-in-a-box technology. FlightOps unique technology converts human pilot knowledge into software services and AI that runs on cloud and onboard the aircraft, creating highly autonomous "robot-pilots" that eliminate the dependency on human operators and communication stability. FlightOps is committed to helping businesses dramatically scale their operations, reduce costs, simplify compliance, and boost safety. 

As a real-life operational system at scale, FlightOps powers DroneUp's drone delivery service for Walmart, accumulating hundreds of flight hours per month. In addition, its partnership with Qualcomm aims to provide automated drone operation system to first responders, further cementing our position as a leader in the drone industry.

About Murzilli Consulting

Murzilli Consulting is a digital aviation consultancy firm founded in 2020 by Lorenzo Murzilli and based in Bern, Switzerland, with further subsidiaries in Germany, Hungary and Poland. The organisation is committed to helping clients succeed with their regulation and compliance strategies. They do this by acting as a digital outsourced regulatory department and working with clients to support them in establishing a high-performing internal regulatory function. Their primary focus is on emerging technologies in the sectors of crewed and uncrewed aviation, advanced air mobility and U-space (including all derivative focuses). 

The Murzilli Consulting team offers governments and private enterprises alike the opportunity to establish a high-performing internal regulatory function capable of tackling emerging technologies. They can also develop and implement regulatory strategies and roadmaps as well as execute specific projects such as UAS and USSP certification, design verification, SORA approvals and CE marking, among other services. Their customer base is unrivalled in the consulting industry and reflects the trust that leading drone organisations have in their services.

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