commercial drone alliance on BVLOS

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The release of the FAA’s BVLOS (drone flight beyond visual line of sight) ARC (Aviation Rulemaking Committee) recommendations last week has led to many responses and comments from the commercial drone industry.  DRONELIFE spoke to Lisa Ellman, Executive Director and Co-Founder of the Commercial Drone Alliance, on BVLOS ARC recommendations.

Lisa Ellman is a global authority on drone law and policy and a tireless advocate for the industry.  Ellman says that BVLOS flight – and the adoption of the advanced operations that BVLOS flight will enable – is critical to helping the US drone industry compete in the global arena and bringing services to communities across the country.

The more than 200 page BVLOS ARC report lays out a framework of priorities for a rulemaking on BVLOS flight (see the summary here, and the complete report here.)  The Aviation Rulemaking Committee that created it, says Ellman, included representatives from manned and unmanned…