Commercial UAV Expo kicked off in Las Vegas this week.  Today, the traditional keynote featured industry leaders addressing some of the most important questions of the day: including what the FAA plans for drone integration – and what will happen with the Remote ID for Drones rule, scheduled to be implemented for operators on September 16, 2023.

The keynote, moderated by Commercial Drone Alliance Execuitve Director and Hogan Lovells Partner and Leader of the Global UAS Practice Lisa Ellman, featured the FAA’s David Boulter, Associate Administrator for Aviation Safety.

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Ellman began the keynote by acknowledging industry frustration with FAA processes and rulemaking, which has seemed to stall around issues such as flight beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) and type certification.

“We all are here because we share a common goal,” said Ellman.  “…The advancement of drone technology benefits all…