The Civil Aviation Ministry on Tuesday allowed experimental drone flight operations, which might be past the visible line of sight (BVLOS), of SpiceJet, Dunzo Air Consortium, Skylark Drones and Swiggy, and 17 different entities.
The different 17 entities embrace Virginia Tech India, ShopX Omnipresent Consortium, Asteria Aerospace Private Limited, Centillion Networks Private Limited, Marut Dronetech Private Limited and Sagar Defense Engineering Private Limited, the ministry mentioned.
The ministry granted these 20 entities a conditional exemption from the Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Rules, 2021, for “conducting the BVLOS experimental flights,” it mentioned on Twitter.
The exemption can be legitimate for one yr or till new orders, he mentioned.
On May 13, 2019, a committee shaped by the ministry had invited Expressions of Interest (EOI) for BVLOS experimental flights.
The committee evaluated the 34 EOIs acquired and chosen the 20 entities talked about above.