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FlyingBasket Secures Italy’s First Light UAS Operator Certificate

FlyingBasket, an Italian drone manufacturer and operator, has proudly announced its achievement of becoming the first in Italy to receive a Light UAS Operator Certificate (LUC) from the Italian aviation authority, ENAC (Ente Nazionale Per L’Aviazione Civile). This significant milestone represents a leap forward in the drone industry, particularly for cargo drone operations.

Moritz Moroder, CEO of FlyingBasket, expressed his enthusiasm about the certification, stating, “The Light UAS Operator Certificate opens up new avenues for our cargo drone operations, enabling us to expand our services, explore further applications, and collect use cases with various clients.” He emphasized that this certification is not only a testament to the company’s commitment to compliance and safety but also establishes FlyingBasket as a leader in the drone industry.

The LUC allows the operator to self-authorize its operations, signifying a high level of maturity, safety, and compliance demonstrated by the operator. FlyingBasket extended its gratitude to the ENAC LUC team for their support and collaboration throughout the certification process. “We are grateful for the trust you’ve placed in our project and company,” Moroder added, acknowledging ENAC’s role in promoting innovation and ensuring the safe integration of unmanned aerial systems into the airspace.

Based in Bolzano, Italy, FlyingBasket specializes in the design and production of cargo drones capable of carrying payloads up to 100 kg. Since its inception in 2015, the company has set a benchmark in the commercial cargo drone industry. In October 2023, FlyingBasket launched its FB3 cargo drone, heralding a new era in cargo transportation.

Cargo drones offer promising solutions for businesses facing logistical challenges, providing new opportunities for growth in logistics, energy, telecommunications, and more. FlyingBasket’s achievement underlines the potential of cargo drones to revolutionize industries by improving efficiency and accessibility in lifting and transportation services.