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Altitude Angel selected as UTM provider for Blue Dart India BVLOS demonstration

Dec 2021 | No Comment

Altitude Angel, the world’s most trusted UTM (Unified Traffic Management) technology platform, today announced it has been selected by India-based South Asia’s premier express air and integrated transportation & distribution company Blue Dart, to provide its award-winning services to Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) operations supported by Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA).

In May of this year the India Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) granted conditional exemption from Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Rules to the Government of Telangana for its ‘Medicine from the Sky Project’. The project is led by the Government of Telangana, World Economic Forum and Healthnet Global, and is supported by the Indian Government think tank, Niti Aayog. The Government of Telangana has approved eight consortiums out of the 17 who applied to the Expression of Interest.

Blue Dart Express is a part of the ‘Medicine from the Sky’ initiative and has been selected as one of the consortiums to carry out vaccine delivery trials. The BVLOS flights, operated as part of the Blue Dart Med-Express Consortium, will deliver vaccines and emergency medical supplies from a district hospital to the Primary healthcare centre.

The project would include conducting trials over a period of six days with the findings helping the Govt. of Telangana to develop a framework for commercial deliveries by drone to be enabled in Waves 2 & 3 of the project.

The selected consortiums are likely to be further participating for the commercial bid to create delivery network and enable deliveries by drone within the State of Telangana.

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