EU-based drone developer FIXAR acquires Canadian approval for BVLOS operations

Transport Canada has granted RPV Aviation a Special Flight Operating Certificate (SFOC) to fly beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) with the FIXAR 007 fixed-wing VTOL (vertical take-off and landing) drone.

FIXAR’s UAV is aimed at mapping, disaster management, last-mile deliveries to isolated regions, as well as urban planning, and much more.  In addition to the conformity for BVLOS operations, the drone features a Fixed Angle Rotor system for seamless transitions to level flight and enhanced efficiency due to all motors being in use during the entire flight. “The UAV has demonstrated increased flight length (up to 60km/37.3 mi), payload capacity (2kg/4.4lb max), and stability compared to similar class drones,” according to the company.

This is one of the first European UAV developers to receive authorization to commercialize drones for BVLOS flights in Canada. The FIXAR 007 drones will be manufactured in Canada, at the Volatus Aerospace facility at the Lake Simcoe Regional Airport in Oro, Ontario.

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