Latvian national airline airBaltic and Latvian mobile telecommunications operator LMT have signed an agreement for collaboration within the drone industry.
The agreement foresees a joined development of various drone solutions overseen by general aviation and the development of LMT’s learning program for drone pilots. Both companies will also collaborate on testing the mobile network coverage in the air space.
Vice president of LMT, comments on the topic: “We’re eagerly working to turn drone flights BVLOS and autonomous drone operations into a common reality. An uninterrupted connection with the drone throughout its flight is crucial for conducting a safe unmanned flight BVLOS. Such connectivity can be provided by a reliable mobile network combined with a drone management program and a control center solution that enables drone pilot operations during the flight BVLOS”.
Tālis Linkaits, minister for transport of the republic of Latvia, comments: “It’s remarkable how the leading Latvian companies of aviation and telecommunication industries manage to keep such a strategic vision and innovative outlook amid the global pandemic. It is important that, as the economy recovers, companies are prepared to move forward with innovative solutions and further development.”