After issuing rules on Remote Identification and Operations Over People, the FAA is now focused on enabling what has long been the holy grail for the industry and the country: operations beyond-visual-line-of-sight (BVLOS). Look no further than the Aviation Rulemaking Committee on BVLOS as an example of the FAA's interest in enabling BVLOS. Where are we at, and where are we going with this endeavor? This session will be comprised of two panels that will explore these concepts from the perspective of enterprise and regulatory stakeholders.
(11:00-11:45) Exploring Use Cases That Enable the Societal Benefits of BVLOS Operations
Panel Moderated by Lisa Ellman
Access to beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) flights means faster, safer, more sustainable and cost-effective linear infrastructure inspections, package delivery and more. But how can such operations increase the value and immediate impact of a drone program? Why are safe, automated drone solutions at the forefront of BVLOS operations? How have these types of operations created value in the present that can scale in the future? Panelists will discuss and showcase the benefits and use cases enabled by BVLOS regulations – and discuss why these regulations are critical to maintaining America’s global leadership in advanced aviation.
(11:45-12:30) Dispelling Myths and Making Recommendations: Insights from ARC Leadership
Panel Moderated by Jay Merkle
The FAA’s Beyond Visual Line of Sight Aviation Rulemaking Committee (BVLOS ARC) issued a final report that contained advice, information, and recommendations to aid the FAA in rulemaking around UAS operations. What are some of the myths or misconceptions about this report and how it was assembled? How were disagreements between members settled? What specifically did the FAA hope to learn from the ARC report? Hear answers to these questions and more from BVLOS ARC leadership.