It is widely acknowledged that achieving commercial BVLOS operations at scale is a top priority for the Uncrewed Aviation Industry. However, these operations present challenges for both the industry and regulators. The FAA BVLOS ARC recommendations highlight the need for requirements defined in industry consensus standards to mitigate hazards, foster public confidence, and accelerate the acceptance and implementation of BVLOS technology. The regulatory landscape in numerous countries facilitates a range of drone operations, utilizing safety and security risk mitigations to manage operational risks. This panel will explore how industry stakeholders are collaborating through consensus standards organizations to develop standards that address common safety and security challenges worldwide. The discussion will primarily focus on the areas mentioned in the BVLOS ARC report, in anticipation of the NPRM release in February 2024. Furthermore, the panel will discuss drone solutions and data-related case studies supported by research conducted through and supporting industry consensus standards.
September 3-5, 2024 • Caesars Forum • Las Vegas