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A Risk-Based Approach – The UAS BVLOS ARC Final Report

Updated: Apr 27

The long-awaited Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) Aviation Rulemaking Committee (ARC) final report dropped on March 10, 2022. The almost 400 -page report comes nine months after the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) chartered the ARC, and 3 months beyond its originally projected deadline. Here we break down the report into key elements, with analysis and predictions for the way ahead.

Topics: Unmanned Aircraft Systems, UAS, Beyond Visual Line of Sight, BVLOS, Aviation Rulemaking Committee, ARC, final report, Federal Aviation Administration, FAA, long-line linear infrastructure inspections, industrial aerial data gathering, small package delivery, precision agriculture operations, crop spraying, Acceptable Level of Risk, safety, risk-based approach, Jon Damush, Operation Risk Matrix, Automation Risk Matrix, autonomous UAS operations, Automated Flight Rules, AFR, AFR Level 1, human in the loop, AFR Level 2, human on the loop, AFR Level 3, human over the loop, 1-to-many-operations, AFR Level 4, human out of the loop, Julie Garland, Flight Rules, right of way, detect and avoid, sense and avoid, see and avoid, Jackie Dujmovic, Richard Podolski, Extended Visual Line of Sight, EVLOS, Aircraft and Systems, Operator Qualifications, Remote Air Carrier Certificate, Remote Operating Certificate, Third-Party UAS Service Providers, Lisa Ellman

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