UK UAV group urges rapid expansion of BVLOS drone activities
A group of next-generation UK aviation tech companies and associated organizations have released a white paper urging the government and national regulators to move quickly to create rules enabling effective integration of beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) flights by drones and other craft into the airspace, and unleashing their full potential economic contributions that risk being undermined if such activity is held back.
Founded last August by the UK’s NATS air traffic control provider, the BVLOS Operations Forum has just issued its first findings in a white paper titled South of the Clouds: A Roadmap to the Next Generation of Uncrewed Aviation. In it, participants from 15 aerial tech companies and public agencies offer suggestions to regulators on how to integrate drones and other UAV craft into the national airspace.
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