senseFly not too long ago obtained approval from Brazil’s National Civil Aviation Agency (ANAC) to fly its eBee X fixed-wing drone for BVLOS missions in Brazil.
The firm introduced the approval in collaboration with drone engineering and consulting specialists AL Drones and geotechnology firm Santiago & Cintra, in response to a information launch.
The drone obtained approval by demonstrating the protection necessities of the ANAC RBAC-E 94 Regulation for Unmanned Aircraft, by detailed engineering analyses and in-depth flight testing. senseFly eBee X operators in Brazil now solely want a CAER (Special Airworthiness Certificate for RPA) waiver for the plane with Santiago & Cintra earlier than flying BVLOS operations.
“The industrial drone trade in Brazil has been rising at an exceptional fee—and we’re excited that the senseFly eBee X is on the forefront of those regulatory developments,” mentioned Pierre-Alain Marchand, regulatory compliance supervisor for senseFly, in response to the discharge. “BVLOS is changing into an essential instrument for operators as they begin to discover the potential of extra superior drone operations, and we’re happy that our expertise continues to assist outline frameworks and laws within the nation.”
The authorization comes following approval of senseFly’s proprietary drone expertise in 2017, the place using drones for civil purposes in Brazil had been legislated as a part of the RBAC-E94 regulation. senseFly drones turned the primary and solely within the nation permitted to fly 400 ft (120 m) in peak with a 5 km radius from a licensed pilot or observer, in response to the corporate.
“The authorization of senseFly’s eBee X for BVLOS operations is one other step towards commercialization of the sector,” mentioned André Arruda, co-founder of AL DRONES, in response to the discharge. “After years of collective arduous work and energy from all events, this certification presents an actual alternative for operators sooner or later to develop their mapping operations and obtain a strong return-on-investment. We look ahead to seeing what this implies for BVLOS operations in Brazil within the coming years.”