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FAA Insights

Sep 06 2023

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM PDT

Room 302-303

The Future of BVLOS Operations: Exploring New FAA Approaches to UAS Approvals

While many recognize that current drone standards are both outdated and constrained, there are a variety of perspectives when it comes to the creation of new industry standards that will define BVLOS operations. The FAA is exploring various proposals that will enable operations without visual observers, signifying a burst of activity around the creation and implementation of supporting standards and precedent-based approval frameworks. Has the FAA’s approach to supporting scalable drone applications shifted? What impact will these standards/frameworks have on the market? When can we expect to see movement? A panel of experts who have been working to define performance-based regulatory requirements that will normalize BVLOS operations will answer these questions while also outlining what stakeholders need to know about how to best approach their own BVLOS operations in the short and long term.

Moderated by Dallas Brooks, Wing

Speakers include: Sean Cassidy, Amazon; Lisa Ellman Commercial Drone Alliance; Niv Russo, Airobotics; Jeffrey Vincent, FAA.

Ask the FAA: Advice From the Reviewers

Wondering what sort of insights the FAA wants to see in a Part 107 Operational Waiver Application or Part 91 UAS exemptions? Or how you can make it apparent that you're identifying operational risks and mitigations for those risks to ensure you are flying safely? Or what goes into the FAA's complete safety analysis? Members of the FAA that review these sorts of requests and more will be at the event to provide feedback around the most common challenges and questions that they see and address with the submissions they receive and the feedback they provide on a daily basis. Come with questions and be ready to capture details related to what’s important to the FAA, what it means to clearly identify your proposed operations and more.

Speakers include Derek Hufty and Christopher Doherty, FAA


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