Today, DJI officially announced that seven of its most popular DJI drones are approved for the FAA's Remote ID for Drones.
The largest drone manufacturer in the world is pleased to report that the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has given its clearance for its Remote Identification protocol compliance.
The FAA has authorized the Declarations of Compliance for seven of DJI's newest and most well-liked drone models, including what is officially known as America's “RID000000001” for the DJI Mini 3 Pro, as DroneXL was able to disclose last week.
“DJI always complies with the laws and regulations of the Countries where we operate, and is ready to comply with the FAA's Remote ID mandate as well,” the drone manufacturer states. “DJI customers can fly with confidence that they can comply with the FAA rule.”
Remote ID ready DJI drones
The following seven DJI drones have been approved for Remote ID and are listed on the FAA website:
The simplest way for drone pilots operating one or more of the aircraft mentioned above to comply with remote ID is to update their drones with the most recent software, which will be made available later.
Additional DJI drones that DJI is requesting FAA permission for will be displayed on the FAA website whenever they are accepted.
Models with Remote ID capabilities have the marking “ASTM F3411-22a-RID-B” on the drone's regulatory label.
For newly built drones that must be registered with the FAA, the FAA's first Remote ID compliance deadline is September 16, 2022. However, the FAA may defer enforcing it until December 16, 2022.
Customers who currently own DJI drones don't need to take any immediate action since the FAA's Remote ID restrictions won't become effective for existing drones until September 16, 2023.
Can I still fly my ‘old' DJI drone after September 16, 2023?
Before that time, DJI will provide firmware updates to bring the majority of its current drones into conformity. Customers may apply the updates at any time up to September 16, 2023. Using a different add-on module, older DJI drone models will be able to comply with Remote ID. DJI will provide you with more information in the next few months.
In addition to being the first drone manufacturer to get the Remote ID authorization from the FAA, DJI also received the first C1 EU-type examination certificate for drones under the new European Drone Regulations a month ago. DJI drone pilots now have additional flexibility to fly in previously off-limits locations thanks to the C1 certificate for the Mavic 3 series, which is applied through a software upgrade.
What are the important Remote ID for Drones deadlines?
There are two important dates for Remote ID for Drones.
September 16, 2022: Drone manufacturers must comply with Remote ID as of this date, meaning that all drones produced by a drone maker must comply with standard RID, although the FAA will not take any enforcement action until December 16, 2022.
September 16, 2023: You will not be allowed to fly your drone after this day unless you have a drone that complies with the Remote ID requirements, you fly exclusively at an FRIA, or you fly a sub-250-gram drone recreationally. The September 16, 2023 date will not change due to the non-enforcement of Remote ID for Drones until December 16, 2022.
You can learn more about Remote ID for Drones by watching these two videos.
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