Skydio earns ‘unprecedented’ BVLOS authorization across Japan
Leading US drone manufacturer and autonomous flight specialist Skydio has been granted broad, open-ended authorization to conduct beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) missions by aviation regulators in Japan – certification made all the more remarkable in being valid across the entire country.
The company announced the approval this week, calling it unique in its scope. Skydio said the authorization by the Japan Civil Aviation Bureau (JCAB) permits BVLOS operation of its Skydio Dock and Remote Ops solutions anywhere in the country, with the only requirement being administrative notification of those flights using the regulator’s website.
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Skydio said the “unprecedented, nationwide approval to remotely fly drones” for BVLOS missions in Japan will provide even greater flexibility, range, and efficiency for clients using its craft for automated applications, including