American Robotics Receives New Waiver and Exemption From FAA

Updated: Sep 2

By Jack Daleo Wednesday, August 31, 2022


Drone systems operator American Robotics, a subsidiary of Ondas Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: ONDS), on Wednesday announced that it received a new exemption from the Federal Aviation Administration that will allow it to operate commercial drone support services, like maintenance and inspections, with no limitations on use.


The company was also granted a Part 107 waiver for expanded operations beyond the pilot’s range of sight. With the FAA’s blessing, its drones can now fly autonomously over a range of up to 10 miles.


In January 2021, American Robotics became the first drone company to receive FAA approval to operate drones beyond the visual line of sight (BVLOS). Since then, the FAA has granted the drone operator several exemptions and waivers. This most recent exemption is the firm’s fourth milestone approval.





Source: Freight Waves