ORKID and Unifly Partner to Test Operations in Colombia
by DRONELIFE Staff Writer Ian M. Crosby
Drone delivery startup ORKID has announced a partnership with global UTM service provider Unifly for the safe integration of drones into Colombian airspace.
In order to both guarantee that drones are safely and efficiently incorporated into the airspace, and to successfully carry out Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) operations, the two companies are working together on a series of test operations.
The first of these test flights are set to commence during the second week of March, and will be held in the Tenjo Valley near Bogota, Colombia, where they will be observed by the Colombian Civil Aviation Authority – Aeronáutica Civil, the Colombian Air Force, and the Ministry of Transport.
These test flight operations will play a crucial role in the certification process required by Aeronáutica Civil, which will enable ORKID to continue to organize recurring commercial…