Xponential Keynote FAA Administrator Drone Regs
At AUVSI’s Xponential Conference in Denver today: the keynote address from Acting FAA Administrator Billy Nolen on what the next year holds for drone industry regulations.
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Acting FAA Administrator Billy Nolen announced last month that he would be leaving the position this summer. President Biden’s first nominee to the position, Phil Washington, has withdrawn from the process: a new nominee has not yet been named. The vacancy comes as the agency also waits for another funding package to move through Congress (FAA Reauthorization) which will both grant the agency continued funding and outline a series of priorities.
For the drone industry, the stakes are high. Former FAA Administrator Steve Dickson announced the formation of the BVLOS ARC and indicated a ruling on flight Beyond Visual Line of Sight by the end of the year in 2021. While the BVLOS Advisory Committee’s recommendations were published in March of 2022, no…