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Remote ID for Drones is on track for finalization by the end of 2020

Remote ID for Drones is on track for finalization by the end of 2020

On October 5, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) submitted the final rules for Remote Identification of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (Remote ID for Drones) and Operations of Small Unmanned Aircraft Over People to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). The OMB now has 90 days to review the new regulations, so it appears that Remote ID for Drones is well on track for finalization and publication before the end of this year, reports AOPA.

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Amazon Prime Day is October 13 and 14. Will there be any drone deals?

Amazon Prime Day drone deals is October 13 and 14. Will there be any drone deals?

Amazon Prime Day will take place on October 13 and 14 this year after being delayed because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. In previous years, Amazon Prime Day would take place sometime in July. We expect that many drone accessories, such as backpacks and cases will be available at very attractive prices, but it remains to be seen if there will be any drone deals as well.

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Amazon deal on DJI Mavic 2 Pro – $1,419 instead of $1,599

Amazon deal on DJI Mavic 2 Pro - $1,419 instead of $1,599

Check out this Amazon deal on the DJI Mavic 2 Pro. Instead of paying $1,599 on the official DJI store, you can now pick one up for $1,419 on Amazon. The foldable quadcopter ships directly from Amazon and it’s also sold by Amazon and according to the listing. And if we’re honest Amazon customer service beats DJI’s customers support hands down.

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U.S. Department of Transportation announces technology partners for Remote ID development

U.S. Department of Transportation Announces Technology Partners for Remote ID Development

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today announced the eight companies that will assist the Federal government in establishing requirements for future suppliers of Remote Identification (Remote ID). Remote ID will enable Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), commonly called drones, to provide identification and location information while operating in the nation’s airspace.

Update from the FAA today:

Thanks for the questions we received after yesterday’s press release on the Remote ID Cohort. To clarify, the Cohort is not part of the decision-making process for the proposed Remote ID rule final rule. The Cohort will help the FAA develop technology requirements for other companies to develop applications needed for Remote ID. The comment period on the Remote ID Notice of Proposed Rulemaking closed on March 2, 2020, and the FAA is reviewing the more than 53,000 comments.

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