Terra Drone Indonesia has successfully obtained a license to operate a BVLOS mission, issued by the Directorate of Airworthiness & Aircraft Operations (DAAO), Director General of Civil Aviation and Ministry of Transportation of the Republic of Indonesia.
By obtaining the permit, Terra Drone Indonesia will be able to fully utilize the maximum potential use of drones, especially for missions such as surveys, surveillance, and patrols.
The Ministry of Transportation of the Republic of Indonesia already has rules that regulate drones, which is Civil Aviation Safety Regulations (CASR) Part 107, governing the small Unmanned Aircraft System (sUAS) with a maximum weight of 25 kilograms.
This regulation was introduced through Peraturan Menteri Perhubungan Nomor 163 Tahun 2015, which means it has been in effect for 5 years.
The regulation explains many things, including the restrictions that drone pilots must follow such as the prohibition of flying over crowds, the prohibition of flying in a state of intoxication, and the prohibition of flying BVLOS.
Commenting on the move, Michael Wishnu Wardana, CEO of Terra Drone Indonesia, said: “A thorough and tested operating procedure is the key to obtaining this permit from the civil aviation authority in Indonesia.
“Terra Drone Indonesia continues to be committed to introduce the benefits of drone technology through safe operation, as well as supporting the government in ensuring the safety of civil aviation.”