Company Gets OK for Commercial UAV Flights in Cayman

Posted by Betsy Lillian on August 07, 2014 No Comments
Categories : Policy & Regulations

A Caribbean provider of unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) services has been given permission by the U.K.'s Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) to commercially operate UAVs in the Cayman Islands.

The company AirVu will start out with photography and videography for real estate purposes but is interested in branching out in the future to other applications, including search and rescue, according to a report from the Cayman Compass.

It took AirVu a year to complete the process of obtaining approval from the CAA, which told the Cayman Compass that organizations must prove they are “fit and proper” to operate UAVs in Cayman, which is British territory.

In the U.S., the FAA prohibits commercial UAV flights and has even issued subpoenas to Realtors who violate the regulation.

Read the full report here.

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