BVLOS ARC recommendations FAA ARC BVLOS Flight NOTAM name change new LAANC providersThe FAA has published the Advisory Rulemaking Committee (ARC) recommendations for rulemaking on flight beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS).  The full, 222 page report can be read here.

FAA published the report last night.  The drone industry has been expecting news on a proposed rulemaking for several months, as Administrator Steve Dickson promised  publication “sometime before the end of the year” in his address at a drone conference earlier this year.

BVLOS ARC Recommendations

We’re still unpacking the full report, and comments from stakeholders have begun to come in.  In summary, however, the report makes five key recommendations for a BVLOS flight rule.

1. Take a “Risk-Based” approach to regulation.

In terms of key recommendations, the ARC recommends that the FAA set an acceptable level of risk (ALR) for UAS that is consistent across all types of operations being performed. The ARC envisions that this approach will allow the FAA to adopt a common…