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FAA Forms Committee for Unmanned BVLOS Drones
Source: Aerospace Testing International
US aviation regulator the FAA is forming a committee to help devise the regulations that will manage the operation of unmanned drones beyond the pilot’s visual line of sight. Head of the FAA (Federal Aviation Administrator) Steve Dickson announced the new Beyond Visual Line of Sight Operations (BVLOS) drone operations aviation rulemaking committee (ARC) last week during his keynote at the FAA’s virtual UAS (Unmanned Aerial Systems) Symposium.

Dickson said, "The new ARC will help the agency develop a regulatory path for routine Beyond Visual Line of Sight operations. This committee will consider the safety, security and environmental needs, as well as societal benefits, of these operations. Within six months, the committee will submit a recommendations report to the FAA. This is a big step forward and it will help pave the way for routine package delivery, infrastructure inspection, and other more complex drone operations beyond the visual line-of-sight of the remote pilot."

Read the full article at Aerospace Testing International.

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