BVLOS approvalPercepto Announces Achievement of Regulatory Milestone with Industry-Wide Benefits

by DRONELIFE Staff Writer Ian M. Crosby

Today, industry leader Percepto announced a first-of-its-kind exemption denial from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

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The denial enables Percepto to operate Uncrewed Aircraft Systems (UAS) beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) without the presence of humans onsite, removing an exemption process that has previously been required to allow for remote pre-flight check under Part 107.

In the past, the FAA has required both a Part 107 waiver approval and an exemption to 14 CFR Sections 107.15 (condition for safe operation) and 107.49 (preflight familiarization, inspection, and actions for aircraft operation) in order to conduct UAS BVLOS operations without humans onsite. This process typically takes years to approve and is disproportionate to the risk involved. Notably, nothing in the text of Part 107…