Canadian drone service provider/consultant RPV Aviation has obtained a Special Flight Operations Certificate (SFOC) for Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) flights using the FIXAR 007 drone.
We’ve written about FIXAR before. The Latvian-based company producers a unique fixed-wing, Vertical Take-off and Landing drone. Despite the fact it can transition to efficient forward flight, its rotors remain at a fixed angle. These FIXed Angle Rotors produce the acronym that gives the company its name.
And FIXAR is now conducting BVLOS flights in Canada.
That’s the name of the operator Transport Canada has granted the SFOC for BVLOS flight. I actually know the principle behind the company – we worked together at a drone startup. He’s Richard Podolski, a professional commercial pilot of passenger aircraft with a deep history in the drone world. (In Canada, fyi, drones are referred to as Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems, or RPAS.)