Category Archives: Regulatory Matters

senseFly Gets First Swiss Approval for Anytime BVLOS Operations


senseFly has become the first drone operator to be granted anytime Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) authorisation in Switzerland. The country’s Federal Office of Civil Aviation (FOCA) has granted senseFly permission to fly any of its eBee-branded mapping solutions beyond the visual sight of a drone’s operator, using observers, without the need to set-up a flight operation ‘Danger Area’ beforehand. Continue reading


UAE to Charge $14k p.a. Fee for Commercial Operators


Commercial operators of drones in the UAE have to shell out a fee of $13,624 (AED50,000) per year, according to the General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA). Unmanned aerial systems (UAS) operators using drone for non-commercial purpose are charged $1,107 (AED4,063) a year though the operator has to pay $273 (AED1,000) every 90 days.  The fee for UAS training entities has also been set at $13,624 (AED50,000), but for five years.  Continue reading