Previously, organizations would have to apply for case-by-case, site-by-site approval to operate the drones from a remote location. Applications were evaluated by the FAA individually, with the average wait time coming in at around 3 months to a year. Moreover, advanced approvals were only accessible for companies with the right resources and know-how, and even then were often granted for test purposes. Because regulatory processes were so cumbersome, many organizations would resort to using piloted drone services. These services are often costly, with limited availability and no immediate response or situational awareness.
In stark contrast, the nationwide BVLOS approval is the most advanced, large-scale operational approval ever given out by the FAA. It allows organizations to operate Percepto drones remotely from day one. The groundbreaking approval enables those organizations to leverage automated drone operations easily – without jumping through bureaucratic hoops.
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