The FAA is holding a public meeting on unmanned aircraft systems beyond visual line of sight (UAS BVLOS) operations from 5:30-7:30 p.m. (EDT) on June 22, 2022. You can watch the meeting on the FAA’s YouTube channel or Facebook page.
In June 2021, the FAA established the UAS BVLOS Aviation Rulemaking Committee (ARC). The committee was tasked with providing recommendations for BVLOS operations for infrastructure inspections, industrial aerial data gathering, small package delivery, and precision agriculture operations, including crop spraying.
The ARC, made up of 86 industry and stakeholder groups, provided the FAA with a final report of more than 70 recommendations in March 2022.
The June 22 meeting is an opportunity for the public to comment on the UAS BVLOS ARC final report.
Agency officials said they are particularly interested in comments “related to initial reactions and areas that the FAA should further explore for performance-based regulatory requirements to normalize safe, scalable, economically viable, and environmentally advantageous UAS BVLOS operations that are not under positive ATC.”
Members of the public may provide oral comments, but must submit a request to provide oral comments by June 7. Oral comments should be limited to five minutes and must be focused on the topic of the BVLOS ARC report. Email 9-FAA-UAS-BVLOS@faa.gov to request time for oral comments during the meeting.
Written comments will be accepted through June 29 at 9-FAA-UAS-BVLOS@faa.gov.