Volatus gets special Transport Canada BVLOS drone certification
Drone services, hardware, and training company Volatus Aerospace has been granted a special certificate by regulator Transport Canada to operate beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) missions without a flight observer.
In the process of obtaining the Special Flight Operations Certificate for BVLOS missions – the first of its kind in Canada, according to the company – Volatus integrated autonomous drone operating system tech by FlightOps Ltd. That remote navigation OS, combined with use of Iris Automation’s ground-based CASIA G Optical Detect and Avoid system, allows Volatus to pilot safe and effective UAV missions which, under the terms of the certificate, won’t require human observers.
Volatus has considerable experience conducting BVLOS flights across Canada, but the special operations certificate will provide it the additional flexibility to begin scaling those activities. The FlightOps OS assists in that by providing high levels of autonomy…