Choctaw Nation BEYOND BVLOS Approval
by DRONELIFE Staff Writer Ian M. Crosby
UAvionix has announced that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has granted the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma (CNO) Beyond Program approval for Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) operations at the Emerging Aviation Technology Center UAS Test Range utilizing uAvionix SkyLine™ Managed C2 and Detect & Avoid sensors. This is the second BVLOS waiver issued by the FAA for the combination of uAvionix SkyLine software and SkyLink™ hardware, enabling drone operators at the CNO range to rely on an Electronic Observer while meeting requirements to stay clear of crewed aircraft while the uncrewed aircraft is beyond the pilot’s visual range of sight.
“This approval is a major milestone for the Choctaw Nation’s Emerging Aviation Technology Center,” said James Grimsley, Executive Director of Advanced Technology Initiatives for the Choctaw…