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DroneShow brings updated SARPAS and SISANT numbers

Goal is to inform the community about the advancement of numbers in the drone sector in Brazil

DroneShow again presents updated numbers of SARPAS systems – Remote Access Pilot Aircraft Access Request – maintained by DECEA – Airspace Control Department – and SISANT – Unmanned Aircraft System – from ANAC – National Civil Aviation Agency, with the purpose of to inform the community about the advancements of the drone industry in Brazil.

These numbers were updated until early 2019, thus being a faithful portrayal of the Drone sector in Brazil.

SARPAS was developed with the objective of facilitating the request for access to Airspace for the use of Remote Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS / Drones) in Brazilian airspace.

According to the figures updated on January 15, 2019, SARPAS has 18,951 pilots and 14,161 registered aircraft. Regarding the number of operations, there have been a total of 93,421 requests, of which 82,732 were approved, a rate of 88.6% positive responses.

For its part, registration in SISANT is mandatory for unmanned recreational aircraft (model aircraft) or non-recreational aircraft (RPA), with a maximum takeoff weight of more than 250 grams and limited to 25 kilos and not flying beyond the line of sight. (BVLOS) or above 400 feet (120 meters) above ground level. One registration must be made by aircraft and each equipment must be linked to a person or a company in Brazil, who will be legally responsible for the aircraft.

In SISANT, the numbers updated until February 15, 2019 indicate 50,945 people registered, almost 95% individuals and the rest companies. Regarding the number of Drones, 62,048 are registered in total, being just over 35% for professional use and the rest for recreational use.

Source: DroneShow

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