BVLOS ARC, with participation from DroneUp, recommends expanding drone operations
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va., March 11, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — DroneUp, LLC, an autonomous drone delivery platform and leading drone service provider, today shared a statement in support of the BVLOS Aviation Rulemaking Committee (ARC) Final Report that the FAA released last night. The Committee’s report advances the industry’s mission to make aviation safer and bring new benefits to the entire aviation industry in the United States.
This report, which has been in the works for nine months, is the culmination of UAS BVLOS ARC research aimed at expanding safe, scalable, economically viable and environmentally friendly UAS BVLOS operations that are not under positive air traffic control. .
“While many industry players have lamented the lack of regulatory options as a barrier to success, DroneUp is committed to delivering results within current regulatory constraints. Nonetheless, we are extremely grateful to have had the opportunity to help shape the future of UAS for BLVOS operations,” said John Vernon, CTO of DroneUp and FAA BVLOS ARC committee member. “Unlocking BLVOS will have a huge impact on the world, unlocking opportunities that could only be dreamed of in science fiction. The comments and common-sense proposals in this report represent the best of technology, aviation, municipal and societal leaders and provide a solid list of recommendations for decision makers. We are excited to see how these recommendations will shape the regulations that will propel this industry forward by providing a clear path to BVLOS.
The final recommendations made by the UAS-BVLOS ARC Members Committee will allow the FAA to adopt a common and consistent set of regulations and guidance, giving drone operators the flexibility to achieve an acceptable level of risk through methods qualitative or quantitative, or a hybrid approach. . This will now allow routine BVLOS operations to unlock essential perks for high-value uses such as infrastructure inspections, medical supplies and package delivery, public safety missions, wildfire mitigation, and agricultural surveys.
For more information on the benefits of commercial drone use, visit https://www.droneup.com/blog.
DroneUp is recognized as a leading automated drone delivery platform and drone service provider, transforming organizations with drone delivery and drone technology solutions. DroneUp develops SaaS platforms featuring patented mobile application technology available on the Apple App and Google Play Stores. Together with technology-driven customers, together they inspire the future of drone services, delivering intelligent airspace access, automation innovation, streamlined process management, operational efficiency and a commitment to Security.
Based in Virginia Beach, Va., DroneUp was founded in 2016 by Tom Walker. DroneUp quickly grew from a small US start-up to a global leader, receiving significant investment from the world’s #1 retailer, Walmart, Inc.. DroneUp, a private company, works with over 20,000 drone pilots to serve its customer portfolio and is dedicated to connecting communities to drone technology around the world. For more information: https://www.droneup.com.
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