RigiTech gets first French waiver for BVLOS medical drone flights
Switzerland’s specialized medical drone transport company RigiTech is breaking new ground in France, where it has received the first-ever approval to fly regular beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) flights of patient samples and other materials between two French laboratories.
RigiTech received the waiver from French air regulator Direction Générale de l’Aviation Civile, which joined with the company and several regional and local administrations in overseeing trials of the proposed BVLOS drone flights of lab tests and other medical deliveries. The Swiss company will operate those services for French healthcare firm Biogroup, providing aerial transport between facilities in Bourgoin-Jallieu and Tignieu-Jameyzieu in the central-east part of the country.
RigiTech’s open-ended approval for regular medical drone flights is the first BVLOS waiver of its kind in France, and one of only a few across the European Union.
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