BVLOS waiver without visual observersPercepto Drone Receives Canada’s First Approval for Drone Flight Beyond Visual Line of Sight: BVLOS Without Visual Observer

by DRONELIFE Staff Writer Ian M. Crosby

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Today, leading autonomous inspection and monitoring solution provider Percepto announced that its Percepto Air Max drone-in-a-box solution has been approved by Transport Canada for Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) operation by Ontario Power Generation Inc. (OPG) at McConnell Lake Control Dam. For the first time in Canada, this BVLOS operation will not require the presence of a visual observer on site. The Percepto Air Max was issued a BVLOS Special Flight Operations Certificate (SFOC) by Rocky Mountain Unmanned Systems and their GM Kevin Toderal to conduct remote inspections in a pilot project beginning this month.

The OPG facility will have access to remote, high frequency visual inspection with actionable insights and the possibility to centrally control…