Terra Drone authorised to fly BVLOS in Indonesia

Indonesia’s Directorate of Airworthiness & Aircraft Operations (DAAO), a division within the Civil Aviation arm of the Transportation Ministry, has granted Terra Drone a license to operate beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS). Terra Drone says it is now able to missions including surveys, surveillance, and patrols.

Terra Drone demonstrated safe integration of drones into Indonesian airspace at the Jakarta Air Traffic Services Center (JATSC) in early August 2020.

The Ministry of Transportation introduced rules to regulate drone use five years’ ago. The Civil Aviation Safety Regulations (CASR) Part 107 governs the small Unmanned Aircraft System (sUAS) with a maximum weight of 25 kilograms. It details 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 out of sight (Beyond Visual Line of Sight / BVLOS).

“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, “explained Michael Wishnu Wardana, CEO of Terra Drone Indonesia.The company says it will assist the government in socialising the applicable rules through promotional activities, involvement in forums and associations, and education to customers.

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