The FAA’s UAS Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) Aviation Rulemaking Committee (ARC), which was formed to advance the regulatory path toward autonomous, safe, and routine BVLOS drone missions, has published its final report.

With an increasing number of industries now relying on drones for their operations, it’s widely recognized that enabling routine BVLOS operations will unlock critical benefits for high-value uses such as infrastructure inspections, medical supply and package delivery, public safety missions, wildfire mitigation, and agriculture surveying.

But to fly BVLOS today, operators must seek waivers or exemptions from the FAA – a process that’s both lengthy and cumbersome. This is why the work of the FAA BVLOS ARC is considered extremely important by the drone industry and its key stakeholders alike.

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Here are the chief suggestions provided by the FAA…