Azur Drones, a European provider of surveillance UAVs, has received the first and only Directorate-General for Civil Aviation (DGAC) approval for a fully automated drone—the Skeyetech system—which takes off from a docking station and requires no remote pilot. This specific approval is unprecedented, since any authorized flight scenario in France requires a qualified pilot.
Skeyetech drones can fly over private areas, beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS), day or night, in urban areas, under simple supervision of a remote operator. With this unique approval, the system will be directly operated by a security guard with no pilot license. The drone will thus be used to patrol the area or provide aerial insights in case of an alarm.