Approval for testing 'Beyond Visual Line of Sight' drones
The DGCA has cleared a consortium of 13 companies to test fly Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) drones for deliveries, according to a report in The Economic Times.
The approved group includes hyperlocal delivery start-ups like Swiggy, Zomato, and Dunzo as well as aviation and drone-operating companies like SpiceJet, Throttle Aerospace, and Reliance-backed drone start-up Asteria Aerospace.
"Once they complete their flights and submit their logs, then we can really understand what will need to be the specifications required for BVLOS," an official told ET. "Our plan was to have draft policy out by August, but that got pushed because of COVID-19."