MoCA permits experimental drone flight operations

The Ministry of Civil Aviation has permitted experimental drone flight operations, which would be beyond the visual line of sight (BVLOS) of SpiceJet, Dunzo Air Consortium, Skylark Drones, Swiggy and 17 other entities. The 17 other entities include Virginia Tech India, ShopX Omnipresent Consortium, Asteria Aerospace Private Limited, Centillion Networks Private Limited, Marut Dronetech Private Limited and Sagar Defence Engineering Private Limited. The ministry has granted conditional exemption to these 20 entities from the unmanned aircraft system rules, 2021, for conducting the BVLOS experimental flights. The exemption will be valid for a year or until further orders.

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