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In a first, Bengaluru-based Skylark gets DGCA green light to fly drones

Skylark said one of the biggest bottlenecks for drone firms was getting multiple-level clearances

Skylark’s co-founder Mughilan T R (right) and COO Mrinal Pai
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Skylark’s co-founder Mughilan T R (right) and COO Mrinal Pai

Neha AlawadhiArindam Majumder New Delhi
Bengaluru-based Skylark Drones on Thursday become the first company to launch drones compliant with the aviation regulator’s no permission, no take-off (NPNT) requirement, bringing drone delivery of food and online purchases a step closer to reality.
 
The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) had set up an online IT platform called Digital Sky for handling drone-related applications and permission to fly drones in India. Nano drones — weighing 250 grams (g) or less — were allowed to fly legally from December last year, while micro (250 g to 2 kg) and above were supposed to register on the Digital

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First Published: Jun 20 2019 | 9:05 PM IST

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