Brazil´s OKs New Chinese DJI Drones for Agriculture

Brazil´s National Civil Aviation Agency (ANAC) approved three new drone models for use in agriculture manufactured by China´s DJI, as the two countries strengthen ties in aviation.

All models have been approved to operate at 120 meters above ground level and with a range of up to 1,000 meters for visual liner (VLOS) or extended visual operations (EVLOS), according to the local press.

The approval of agricultural spraying drones by ANAC is a voluntary certification process for projects aimed at promoting the operational safety of products on the initiative of the manufacturer.

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The approved models will be able to operate with a Special RPA Airworthiness Certificate (CAER), which requires a manufacturer’s declaration of conformity for each serial number of the equipment.

In this way, the manufacturer and legal representatives can carry out a fleet monitoring, allowing a faster evaluation for the deployment of operational improvements to the drones.

The partnership between the countries includes a Memorandum of Understanding and a Technical Implementation Procedure, and the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) is an important cooperation partner with its Brazilian counterpart, ANAC.

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Currently, the two civil aviation authorities are working together on the review of technical implementation procedures to modernize and optimize working tools, as well as broaden recognitions between ANAC and CAAC.


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