Using the FlightOps Ltd. multi-drone operating system (OS), Volatus Aerospace is the first company in Canada to receive a Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) Special Flight Operations Certificate (SFOC), which allows drone operations without a visual observer.
This certification, awarded by Transport Canada, a federal institution responsible for transportation policies and programs, allows Volatus Aerospace to begin scaling its unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) operations and conduct BVLOS training across several locations in Canada.
“This achievement has broken through a major barrier and opened the door to commercial opportunities that have only been dreamed about but until today have been just out of reach,” said Glen Lynch, CEO of Volatus. “Remote operations beyond visual line of sight are now a reality for Volatus. Commercialization begins now.”
FlightOps CEO Shay Levy says, “Volatus Aerospace using our software to become the first company certified to operate drones beyond visual line of site in Canada is a proud achievement. This landmark accomplishment reiterates that the FlightOps OS enables air mobility and scalability for businesses and their respective drone operations. Our software transforms previously unthinkable opportunities into real possibilities that will lead to the commercialization of drone deliveries worldwide.”
FlightOps is a BVLOS, multi-drone OS that allows scalability for any drone operation by utilizing high levels of autonomy coupled with the power of cloud connectivity. Drone service providers can scale their operations and fly multiple drones in a shared airspace anywhere in the world by implementing the OS onto their drone hardware.
The Volatus Aerospace BVLOS SFOC announcement is the third major FlightOps announcement this summer.
In June, FlightOps announced a commercial agreement with DroneUp, a major drone services provider that offers last-mile delivery solutions for Walmart. Walmart recently shared plans to expand its DroneUp delivery network to 34 sites by the end of the year, with the potential to reach four million American households across six states.
In July, FlightOps utilized its software to control drones that safely sent medical laboratory tests between two Israeli hospitals while maintaining the quality of the samples.
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FlightOps is a world leader in supplying a fast and safe way to incorporate autonomous flight capabilities to any business operation. Based in Herzliya, Israel, FlightOps’ cloud-based software allows drone service providers, manufacturers and developers to scale up their operations both in range and number of missions with increased safety and reduced operating costs. www.flightops.io