Terra Drone Indonesia returned to make history after successfully obtaining permission to operate a long-distance drone or better known as Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) issued by the Directorate of Airworthiness & Aircraft Operations (DKPPU), Director General of Civil Aviation, Ministry of Transportation of the Republic of Indonesia. With the BVLOS drone operating license obtained, Terra Drone Indonesia will be able to exploit the potential of using drones fully and maximally, especially for missions such as surveys, surveillance and patrols.
As is known, the Ministry of Transportation of the Republic of Indonesia already has rules related to drones in the form of Civil Aviation Safety Regulations (PKPS) Section 107 which regulates the small Unmanned Aircraft System (sUAS) or small unmanned aircraft systems with a maximum weight of 25 kilograms. This regulation was introduced through Minister of Transportation’s Regulation Number 163 Year 2015, which means it has been in effect since 5 years ago. This regulation regulates many things, including the restrictions that drone pilots must follow such as the prohibition of flying over crowds, the prohibition of flying while intoxicated, and the prohibition of flying out of sight (Beyond Visual Line of Sight / BVLOS).
PKPS Part 107 was prepared and introduced to the public as an effort by the government to ensure the safety of civil aviation, because drones share space with other airspace users. Therefore, many things need to be considered in order to fly a drone safely. It is not easy for many civil aviation authorities in the world to issue these permits because of the very high risk. However, with the experience and risk management system that Terra Drone Indonesia has, BVLOS drone operating licenses can be obtained.
“A thorough and proven operating procedure is the key to obtaining this permit from the civil aviation authority in Indonesia. Terra Drone Indonesia continues to be committed to introducing the benefits of drone technology through safe operation, and supporting the government in ensuring the safety of civil aviation, “explained Michael Wishnu Wardana, CEO of Terra Drone Indonesia.
Ease of operation & access and affordability, current drone technology is increasingly being adapted by many industries. However, the safety of operations really needs to be considered to support safe and safe civil flights. To that end, Terra Drone Indonesia will continue to provide good examples, and will assist the government in disseminating the rules that apply through promotional activities, involvement in forums and associations, and education to customers.
images and quotes courtesy Terra Drone Indonesia / Nilam Purnama