Aviation Ministry grants conditional exemption to 20 entities to conduct BVLOS experimental flights of drones

The Ministry of Civil Aviation has granted conditional exemption to 20 entities to conduct Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) experimental flights of drones. The preliminary permission grant is envisioned to assist the supplementary framework development of subsequent Unmanned Aerial Vehicle rules pertaining to BVLOS drone operations.

AIR correspondent reports that BVLOS trials will help create framework for future drone deliveries and other major applications using drones.

The Central Government had constituted the ‘BVLOS Experiment Assessment and Monitoring Committee’ to invite Expression of Interest to undertake BVLOS experimental flights of drones. The Committee evaluated the 34 EOls received and selected 20 consortia for the experimental flights.

This conditional exemption shall be valid for a period of one year, or until further orders.


The Dispatch is present across a number of social media platforms. Subscribe to our YouTube channel for exciting videos; join us on Facebook, Intagram and Twitter for quick updates and discussions. We are also available on the Telegram. Follow us on Pinterest for thousands of pictures and graphics. We care to respond to text messages on WhatsApp at 8082480136 [No calls accepted]. To contribute an article or pitch a story idea, write to us at [email protected] |Click to know more about The Dispatch, our standards and policies