Commercial drone use approved in Cayman

High flier: Adam Cockerill has been given permission by the Civil Aviation Authority to operate drones for commercial use.

High flier: Adam Cockerill has been given permission by the Civil Aviation Authority to operate drones for commercial use.

The first approval for the commercial use of drones in Cayman’s air space has been granted.

AirVu, which will initially specialize in aerial photography and videography, was given permission by the Civil Aviation Authority on Aug. 1 to operate small, unmanned aircraft for commercial purposes.

Alastair Robertson, director of air navigation services regulation at the Civil Aviation Authority, said businesses that want to use drones have to satisfy the Authority that they are a “fit and proper organization” that knows how to safely operate the aircraft.

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