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SwissDrones granted European Drone Operator License (LUC) by the Malta Civil Aviation Directorate | sUAS Information


SwissDrones, a world producer of long-range unmanned helicopter techniques, has obtained their European drone operator license – the EASA Mild UAS Operator Certificates (LUC) in accordance with European Regulation (EU) 947/2019, granted by the Transport Malta Civil Aviation Directorate (Transport Malta), the nation’s Civil Aviation Authority.

That is the primary LUC issued by Transport Malta, and the sixth issued in Europe. The certificates permits SwissDrones to self-authorize flight operations of its SDO50 V2 unmanned helicopters throughout EASA international locations, together with past visible line of sight (BVLOS) operations inside the limits of the certificates. It’s the highest authorization achievable underneath European drone rules.

“It has been a pleasure working with our counterparts at Transport Malta,” stated Arangan Varatharajah, Head of Flight Operations at SwissDrones. “They’ve been very skilled and supportive all through the applying course of, and we stay up for our continued collaboration as we develop our actions in Malta and past.”

Dr Analiza Abdilla, UAV Flight Operations Inspecting Officer at Transport Malta, stated “We’re happy to be issuing our first LUC certificates to SwissDrones, with whom we have now been working intently over the previous months in direction of attaining this milestone. They’ve demonstrated a extremely skilled method all through all the course of and we stay up for additional supporting the event of their operations inside and past the Maltese islands.”

SwissDrones plans to carry out ongoing BVLOS flight testing campaigns in Malta, given the perfect geographical surroundings with ample airspace for long-range testing in real-life situations, together with in coastal areas and over the ocean. Moreover, the nation is a rising hub for unmanned aviation with a devoted help infrastructure and a transparent governmental dedication to advance this high-growth trade.

About SwissDrones

As a number one producer and operator of long-range unmanned helicopter techniques, SwissDrones permits secure and cost-effective unmanned aerial intelligence options for surveillance, inspection and search & rescue missions past visible line of sight.

SwissDrones’ distinctive twin-rotor unmanned helicopter techniques are designed to interchange manned helicopters at decreased prices, considerably decrease carbon emissions and with out placing crews in danger when working in difficult situations. The techniques combine high-end sensor payloads and allow long-range, past visible line of sight (BVLOS) operations each day and night time with a flight endurance of a number of hours.

SwissDrones’ plane are in operation throughout Asia, Europe, and North America. SwissDrones was based in 2013 and relies out of Switzerland with its headquarters in Zurich and its manufacturing website in Buchs (St. Gallen). It has been named a Prime 50 International UAV Enterprise by the World UAV Federation and a Prime 40 Civil Drone Platform Producer by Drone Trade Insights. For extra data, please go to

About Transport Malta

Transport Malta is the Authority for Transport in Malta. Transport Malta’s mission is to advertise and develop the transport sector in Malta by the use of correct regulation and by promotion and improvement of associated companies, companies, and different pursuits each domestically and internationally. For extra data, please go to



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