Just like manned aviation, UAV operators require a specific approval from their Civil Aviation Authority to carry Dangerous Goods (DG) by air. Broadly speaking, regulations call for the use of a 'certified category' UAV in order to obtain the necessary approvals, however there are also provisions for UAVs without certification to carry DG in some circumstances.
"Thanks to their specialist knowledge and expertise in obtaining unmanned aircraft regulatory approvals, Skyports has been able to secure BVLOS operational authorisation from the UK CAA to deploy our delivery drones for the NHS in the Scotland as part of the response to COVID-19, including becoming the first drone operator in the UK to be granted permission by the CAA to carry dangerous goods by unmanned aircraft. We cannot recommend Across Safety enough and they will continue to be our go-to unmanned aviation consultants in the future.” (Head of Regulation, Skyports)
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