India’s First No-Permission No-Takeoff (NPNT) compliant drone flight on the A200 Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS) has been completed successfully by Quidich Innovation Labs and Asteria Aerospace. This NPNT drone flight is under the Ministry of Civil Aviation MoCA & DGCA comprehensive policy on the use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV), which came into effect on 1st Dec 2018.
Quidich, in collaboration with the Drone Federation of India (DFI), has extended its services to Police Departments across multiple states, providing drones for crowd monitoring and surveillance operations during the ongoing Covid-19 crisis.
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About No Permission No Takeoff:
This is a part of Digital Sky platform released by DGCA India. The user (pilot) is required to obtain an Unmanned Aircraft Operator Permit (UAOP) and the drone is required to have a unique identification number (UIN). Before every flight, NPNT clearance is needed. It is a new concept for controlling UAV usage and traffic.
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- Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Civil Aviation: Hardeep Singh Puri.