FlyingBasket first to obtain approval for cross-border drone operations

FlyingBasket today became the first European drone operator in the Specific Category to obtain an approval for executing cross-border operations, according to Article 13 of the new EU regulation 2019/947. FlyingBasket received the authorization from Luftfahrt Bundesamt (LBA) for a mission to be performed with the largest forestry company in Germany – Bayerische Staatsforsten that manages more than 700,00 Hectares of forest land in Bavaria.

The authorization is awarded to FlyingBasket based on its existing Operational Authorization granted by Ente Nazionale Per L’Aviazione Civile (ENAC). The article 13 of the new EU regulation for cross border operations proves to be crucial for drone operators to effectively access the entire EU market, thereby contributing to the future of the European drone industry.

“At FlyingBasket we are proud to be granted this authorization in Germany. We would like to thank ENAC for working with us to address the various statutory requirements of the new EU Regulation and LBA for assessing our Operational Authorization in short time enabling FlyingBasket to successfully accomplish the forestry mission with Bayerische Staatsforsten in the next days. We see this as the first step of many upcoming achievements in the context of cross-border operations across Europe”, said Moritz Moroder, CEO of FlyingBasket.

About FlyingBasket

FlyingBasket is an Italian company based in the Dolomites, which designs, produces and operates heavy payload cargo drones, with up to 100kg payload capability today. The company was founded in 2015 and since its inception has become the benchmark in the commercial cargo drone industry. We provide training and regulatory support to our customers, enabling companies in Logistics, Energy, Telecom, Forestry to unlock the full potential of this innovative technology.

Wiebe de Jager

Wiebe de Jager is the founder of Dronewatch (available in Dutch and English). Wiebe is an experienced drone pilot (RPA-L certified) and has published a number of books about drone photography and cinematography.

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