U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao addressed the viewers on the FAA’s UAS Symposium yesterday. In taped remarks, the Chao advised attendees that operations over individuals, evening flight, and flight past visible line of sight (BVLOS) have been on the way in which. While stakeholders are involved about security, Chao stated that “this administration is actively working through these issues.”
Chao additionally stated that the FAA’s UAS Pilot Program, which might permit state, native and tribal governments to request waivers for drone applications of their communities and supply the FAA with suggestions that will inform laws, had generated an “extremely gratifying” response from stakeholders. The company obtained 149 functions from a various group of stakeholders, and was “on track” to announce the primary 10 members in May.
The Secretary completed, nevertheless, with a warning. “It’s no secret…that the public has legitimate concerns,” stated Chao, asking the drone trade to “step up” in serving to to coach the general public and handle their considerations over security and privateness.