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Flirtey receives approval for BVLOS UAS deliveries

14th March 2019 - 12:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Flirtey, in partnership with the City of Reno, has received approval from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to conduct UAS delivery flights beyond visual line-of-sight (BVLOS).

The new approval enables Flirtey to conduct UAS delivery operations with a pilot controlling the flights from a remote location. The approval is for its UAS specially designed to deliver automated external defibrillators (AEDs) and commercial packages to Washoe County residents.

Flirtey and Reno are participants in the FAA's UAS Integration Pilot Program, a programme that accelerates the integration of life-saving and commercial UAS operations within the National Airspace System.

As one of the ten selected governments for the programme, the City of Reno selected Flirtey as its partner to deliver AEDs for the immediate treatment of a person experiencing cardiac arrest and to pioneer a scalable model for commercial UAS delivery.

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