CAA enables drone operators to apply for BVLOS permissions supporting COVID-19 response


The CAA has produced guidance to help companies and operators apply for BVLOS permissions when supporting the COVID-19 effort.

In a document released on the authority’s website, the CAA details how it aims to enable UAS operators, supporting the COVID-19 response, to apply for UAS BVLOS authorisations effectively and efficiently.

It does go on to detail that “this CAP provides short term guidance and will be withdrawn at the appropriate time.”

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In response to the move, trade body ARPAS-UK says it is delighted “that the CAA has taken the time to produce guidance to help companies to overcome the challenging regulatory requirements which need to be met in order to enable such a service.”

It goes on: “ARPAS-UK believes that drone technology has an important role to play in this crisis, helping to improve distribution, reduce transmission, to help monitor critical infrastructure and ultimately to save lives. If you have any stories or would like assistance from the ARPAS-UK team, please get in touch and we will do our best to support you.”

Read the CAA’s document in-full HERE.

Last week, the CDP reported on how the CAA had delayed the EU UAS implementation date.

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