The US House of Representatives has added to Washington’s flurry of legislative initiatives in recent months surrounding future airline, drone, next-generation aircraft, and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) activity, with a new committee proposal that – among many, many other things – sets deadlines for creating new rules on beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) operations by UAVs.

The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and aviation subcommittee introduced the sprawling Securing Growth and Robust Leadership in American Aviation Act on Friday. Its 773 pages and pledge to provide $100 billion in funding over the next half decade as part of the FAA’s reauthorization are certainly eye-catchers. Much of that spending would target airport improvements, increasing the efficiency of passenger and cargo flights, preparing the launch of air taxi and other advanced air mobility services, and facilitating drone BVLOS…

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Source: dronedj.com