AUVSI invites responses to measure FAA UAS waiver experience

The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) has tasked the independent organisations of Catalyst-Go and the Eno Center for Transportation with a research project to assess the process of requesting waivers to conduct UAS flights. The project complements the Drone Advisory Committee (DAC) survey conducted by AUVSI last summer on UAS regulations concerning operational waivers. Participants who have recently applied for a Part 107 or Section 44807 waiver or exemption are invited to participate in a short a survey. The research includes a short confidential survey to learn more about peoples’ experiences with these processes. Even if applicants did not successfully obtain a waiver or exemption, the survey responses will help understand the process and its outcomes. The survey is available online and responses are due by 31 January 2020.

The survey information will be used in a number of ways:

  1. Develop recommendations and tools for applicants to improve their compliance with requirements found in waiver or exemption applications.
  2. Identify key optimizations that the FAA may wish to adopt to enhance processing of applications and petitions.
  3. Develop recommendations to the Congress and Department of Transportation to improve how UAS systems are integrated into the NAS.

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