Bella Wings opens Palau operation
By Pacific Island Times News Staff
Koror– In a monumental step toward bringing unmanned aircraft systems technology to the Palau, Bella Wings Aviation (Bella Wings), Inc. sister company of Bella Wings Aviation, LLC-Guam has been cleared for commercial operations. “The introduction of unmanned aircraft to the Republic of Palau will make the inter-island delivery of packages, surveillance and emergency services safer, faster, and more convenient than ever before,” said Pearla Cordero, chief operating officer for BWA Guam. In Palau, Bella Wings will concentrate on the delivery of cargo via UAS/drones, and surveillance/search and rescue. Other capabilities will include aerial advertising, and the use of light detection and ranging to perform inspections and mapping. “We are extremely proud and excited about the commencement of operations in Palau. This is a true testament to the high level of commitment of the government of Palau to create a new industry for the sovereign island nation,” Cordero said.
BWA supports President Surangel Whipps, Jr.’s vision to discover talent and start UA pilots young with the support of the Ministry of Education and the Palau Public School System.
With plans to develop curricula and hire local certified drone pilots and technical and administrative support, Bella Wings will be ready to respond to current and future demands, create a whole new aviation subindustry, generate jobs, and launch careers. Part of the process will be to build a flight lab that will allow those who are interested in pursuing a career path to enroll in a program that teaches all the facets of the cutting-edge UAS business. The program will include modules for adults exploring new opportunities as well as for children as early as the grade school level. (Bella Wings)