Top UK drone organizations create forum to advance BVLOS flight
A group of aviation and drone sector companies in the UK are banding together to work toward increased use cases and frequency of beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) flights across the nation, and propose policies to regulators permitting wider deployment of those missions.
As is the case in most countries, operators wanting to fly BVLOS drone missions in the UK must first obtain a waiver from national regulator Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), which designates the location and purpose of authorized sorties. But companies that have formed the BVLOS Operations Forum say they and other fast developing UAV actors have already maxed out the potentials that exceptional flight restraints allow, and want to move to develop the activity as a routine business mode without all the confining red tape.
To eliminate that, participating organizations are coming together to share their experience and ideas about expanded and diversified BVLOS drone flights in…