Drone Regulation 2022: Drone Industry Insights on What Comes Next
DRONEII Editor Ed Alvarado writes that around the world, drone regulations – and the regulatory framework – are evolving rapidly. “This is a very welcome development given that the drone industry sees this as the most important driving factor.
The movement on drone regulation in 2022 is global. In Korea, significant movement towards urban air mobility is underway: continuing the progress made this year with trial flights and the government commitment to an early implementation of passenger VTOL aircraft. In the United States, the FAA is on the cusp of defining rules for flight Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) after establishing the BVLOS ARC this year. In Brazil, the government is simplifying drone registration: in China, officials are publishing a new, risk-based regulation framework. Japan will finalize registration and BVLOS flight standards.
These developments signal progress towards global drone integration and an expansion of commercial drone operations. And, writes Alvarado, taken together these global developments signal that the drone industry is getting closer to reaching its potential and scale.