Safe Integration of Drones Into the NAS is Essential

As potential uses for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) continue to increase, and technology continues to advance, there are numerous opportunities for business aviation. “We’re advocating for these new entrants, but we’re also advocating for our manned members.” said NBAA’s Heidi Williams, director of air traffic services and infrastructure. “We truly have to integrate, and we have to do that safely.” Williams and members of the NBAA UAS Working Group share insights on the safe development and integration of UAS in this week’s NBAA Flight Plan podcast.

Podcast Episode

October 3, 2022

Verizon Flight Department Earns IS-BAO Certification for UAS Operations

The unmanned aircraft system branch of telecommunications provider Verizon's flight department recently became the first such operation to be registered under the IS-BAO Remote Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS) program.
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July/August 2022

Beyond Visual Line of Sight

Beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) operations are the next crucial step to ensuring an effective and successful unmanned aircraft system (UAS) industry, particularly commercial UAS operations.
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May 20, 2022

FAA Announces June 22 Drone Beyond Visual Line of Sight Public Meeting

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.
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April 5, 2022

NBAA, Others Advise Government on Latest Recommendations for Safe Drone Integration

The Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) Aviation Rulemaking Committee recently sent to the FAA a final report, which includes more than 70 recommendations to enable broader commercial UAS operations.
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