Terra Drone has obtained a night flight permit in addition to the Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) permit it received from the Directorate General of Civil Aviation in Indonesia.
The night time operations permit allows Terra Drone’s C-Astral Bramor c4eye cto operate after dark.
The permit relates to the two rules prohibiting drones from being operated at night in Indonesia.
Drone flights at night are considered to be very risky, especially if done without sufficient knowledge.
Terra Drone Indonesia hopes that allowing drones to be flown at night will open up opportunities for wider use of drone technology, so that the benefits can be obtained by more parties in the industry.
“Terra Drone Indonesia is the first drone operator to obtain this permit, so we think this will open up great opportunities for companies to offer more applicable use of drone technology, especially for security applications such as pipeline patrols, border patrols, and other similar applications,” said Michael Wishnu Wardana, CEO of Terra Drone Indonesia.
The exemption permit requires Terra Drone Indonesia to always coordinate with the Directorate General on everything as the permit is also a pilot for other operators.