Brazil’s first beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) drone flights have got the approval from the parrot-owned SenseFly. The project of beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) drone flights have been undertaken with the collaboration with AL drones, the drone engineering, and consulting specialists, Brazil’s National Civil Aviation Agency (ANAC) and environmental technology company Santago and Cintra.
The commercial pilots will also use EBee, USA’s most popular fixed wing aircraft which is also a part of SenseFly in Brazil for the BVLOS operations. These BVLOS operations are considered to be one of the most momentous steps that would help in the advancement of Brazil’s commercial drone industry.
As stated by Pierre –Alian Marchand, a regulatory compliance manager of SenseFly the beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) operation is a landmark achievement in the arena of Brazil’s commercial drone industry. In the BVLOS operations, the robust drones have been used to offer safety mechanisms as well as exceptional navigation performance that shall be required by beyond visual line of sight drone flights and the robust drones shall also ensure the further growth of the BVLOS drone flights as well.
The SenseFly drones are the first and the only ones in Brazil which have been given the permission of flying 400 feet in height. The current legislation in Brazil has however restri29cted flight operations to a 500-meter radius.
The beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) drone flights will now enable Brazil to explore the remote areas that previously had almost been impossible due to the large geographical mapping area. The president of Santago and Cintra, Eduardo Oliveria has expressed his excitement in their association with Brazil’s first (BVLOS) drone flights.
SenseFly had been the first who had been granted BVLOS authorization in Switzerland in 2017. France, China, and Denmark had also approved of its BVLOS operations.