Bengaluru: Aarav Unmanned Systems’ (AUS) flagship enterprise grade multicopter drone --Insight-- has become the first small category drone to be certified by India's Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) for the No-Permission No-Takeoff (NPNT) and manufacturing compliance requirement laid down by the authority in its recently released Civil Aviation Requirement (CAR) for drone operations in India.
Drones weighing between 250 gms to 2 kg come under the micro category, which have lesser compliance requirements to meet and are limited by performance and capability to carry payloads for commercial operations longer.
Small category drones weigh between 2-25 kg and can stay longer and carry heavier, more advanced sensors, and need additional compliance requirements to be met as per the CAR.
Till date, three other Indian startups have been able to obtain certification under micro category. AUS is the first company to get the certification under the small category.
Vipul Singh, CEO, AUS said, “So far, we have been able to achieve 250% YoY growth from our end to end solution for enterprises. We are very optimistic about achieving at least 400% YoY growth and to help larger number of enterprises adopt compliant drone operations for their different business functions."