Brazil’s Civil Aviation Authority Approves senseFly Drones for Country’s First-Ever Beyond Visual-Line-Of-Sight (BVLOS) Operations
Cheseaux, Switzerland, April 24 2019 – senseFly, the leading provider of fixed-wing drone solutions—in collaboration with drone engineering and consulting specialists AL Drones and geotechnology company Santiago & Cintra—is excited to announce that the National Civil Aviation Agency (ANAC) has approved BVLOS flights to be carried out in Brazil for the first time in the country’s history, using senseFly’s proprietary drone technology.
ANAC’s decision means that the senseFly eBee Classic, eBee Classic RTK, eBee Plus and eBee SQ are now officially approved for use in future BVLOS missions carried out by Brazilian drone operators. As the first BVLOS approval ever achieved in the country, the announcement marks a pivotal point in Brazil’s commercial drone industry and will play an important role in defining risk models and shaping safe, fit-for-purpose BVLOS regulations in Brazil.
“This is a momentous step forward for BVLOS operations in Brazil, and a really exciting time for the country’s expanding commercial drone industry,” said Pierre-Alain Marchand, Regulatory Compliance Manager, senseFly. “We’re delighted that our robust drones—offering the appropriate safety mechanisms and exceptional navigational performance needed for BVLOS—have played a part in this landmark achievement and are helping to define frameworks and regulations that will support the growth of...