AUVSI has provided written comments to the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) concurring with the beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) Aviation Rule making Committee’s report. It supports the recommendations because they prioritise safety and represents compromise among stakeholders, in addition to being the result of a transparent process. AUVSI also identified areas that it believes the agency should focus on moving forward. These include:
- Right of way & equipage
- Certification, airworthiness, and risk-based standardized approvals
- Public safety and the drone as first responder (DFR) program
- Data and infrastructure
In the written comments, AUVSI called on FAA to continue the momentum of the BVLOS ARC report by advancing a rulemaking process and updating the regulatory framework to provide a pathway for commercial drone operations, and to realize the economic, societal, workforce, and environmental benefits that will follow.
AUVSI’s full comments can be found here.
AUVSI had previously provided comments during a public listening session in June, hosted by the FAA to discuss the report issued by the UAS Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) Aviation Rulemaking Committee (ARC).
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