The aviation minister Jyotiraditya Scindia has awarded the first type certificate to IoTechWorld Avigation. The certificate has been awarded under the new drone rules which were issued on August 25, 2021.

According to the aviation ministry, under the Drone Rules 2021, a type certificate is issued for specific type of unmanned aircraft system (drone) by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) on the recommendation of the Quality Council of India (QCI) or an authorised entity.

Additionally, as per the ministry, any certification body approved by the QCI can be approached by drone manufacturers for their type certificate test reports.