Friday, July 1, 2022

Review - FAA Announces UAS Beyond Visual LoS Rulemaking Meeting – 7-26-22

Today, the FAA published a notice in the Federal Register (87 FR 39590) announcing a virtual meeting of the Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) Aviation Rulemaking Committee (ARC) on July 26th, 2022. The meeting is being conducted to receive public comments on the final report of the ARC. There is not currently a rulemaking listed for this topic in the Spring 2022 Unified Agenda.

Currently, 14 CFR 107.31 requires that all UAS operated within the US airspace be operated within the visual line of sight of the remote pilot in command, or a visual observer who is in direct communication with the pilot. This report considers the regulatory requirements that may be needed to allow operation of UAS beyond that direct line of sight. These regulations would be necessary to allow operations such as, inspections of critical infrastructure, options for industrial applications, and operations involving the delivery of medical supplies and packages to consumers.

Issues of Outside Interest

While a good portion of this lengthy report addresses issues of specific interest to communities for which operations of UAS beyond the line of sight would provide important services, it also addresses some topics that may be of interest to the wider community. Some of those topics include:

• HAZMAT transportation,

• Cybersecurity,

• Counter UAS Issues, and

• Protected airspace

Public Comments

The purpose of this virtual meeting is to allow for public comments on this report. Personnel wishing to view the meeting may do so via the FAA Facebook page or their YouTube page. Written comments maybe submitted via email to Those wishing to provide oral comments should notify the FAA via the same email address by July 11th, 2022.


For more details about the discussions in the Report, see my article at CFSN Detailed Analysis - - subscription required.

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