By Naomi Szeben
Volatus was granted a Special Flight Operating Certificate (SFOC) from Transport Canada to conduct remotely piloted beyond the visual line of sight (BVLOS) aerial operations across Canada.
Volatus will conduct a variety of missions across the country to demonstrate the power of remotely piloted aircraft systems. BVLOS operations provide for maximum efficiency allowing survey, imaging, and mapping missions to collect more data in fewer deployments by enabling a drone to cover far greater distances than missions restricted to visual line of sight.
Commenting on this advanced program, Glen Lynch, CEO, said in a statement, “Volatus is committed to advancing BVLOS operations across Canada. We have developed an extensive training program for pilots and procedures for autonomous drone operations. Beginning this month, our team will begin regular flight training missions in all regions in Canada on an ongoing basis – partnering with organizations that want to lead the way into this new frontier.”
Volatus explains flying a drone BVLOS is the next major step in enabling a robust commercial ecosystem for disruptive drone technologies.