BVLOS ARC Recommendations: FAA Releases Report
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…