Reno Mayor Hillary Schieve speaks during the March 8 press conference

Drone company Flirtey has received approval from the Federal Aviation Administration to conduct drone delivery flights within the city of Reno.

The approval, announced at a joint press conference between the city and Flirtey on March 8, enables the company to conduct drone delivery operations with a pilot controlling the flights from a remote location — a process referred to as Beyond The Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS).

“Flirtey’s industry-leading technology is now approved for drone delivery beyond visual line of sight, a major milestone that brings life-saving and commercial drone delivery another step closer to your doorstep,” Flirtey Founder and CEO Matthew Sweeny said.

The approval has been months in the making; Reno is one of 10 participants nationwide in the FAA’s Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Integration Pilot Program (IPP), a fast-track regulatory program that accelerates the integration of life-saving and commercial drone operations within the National Airspace System (NAS).

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UAV DACH: Beitrag im Original auf https://www.uasvision.com/2019/03/13/city-of-reno-flirtey-get-faa-approval-for-drone-delivery/, mit freundlicher Genehmigung von UAS Vision automatisch importiert. Der Beitrag gibt nicht unbedingt die Meinung oder Position des UAV DACH e.V. wieder. Das Original ist in englischer Sprache.