Cape has confirmed the CAA has granted a Certificate of Authorisation (COA) with a provision for BVLOS for a public safety organisation for the first time.
The firm, which provides a cloud platform for drone telepresence and data management, described how it worked with the regulator, the Chula Vista Police Department and Skyfire Consulting as part of finalising the COA.
It says it hopes the authorisation could ‘open doors’ to the future of drone integration across wider industry.
Chris Rittler, CEO of Cape commented: “Our team has worked diligently with the FAA to gain approval for this BVLOS provision which is a huge regulatory win and lays future groundwork for the safe expansion of commercial drone integration across industries in the U.S.”
He added: “This new COA will help unlock the full potential of the Drone as a First Responder model and is a big step forward for any agency looking to leverage drones to improve the safety of their officers and their community.”
Cape says its partnership with CVPD is the latest example of its work helping companies across industries use drones as a tool for improving safety, increasing operational efficiency, and enabling innovation.