Former Congressman Jeff Denham and Bill Shuster, also a former Congressman who served as chairman of the U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee from 2013 to 2019 that dealt with drones, published a very interesting op-ed on Morning Consult explaining how the current drone security concerns can be solved by looking at past Congressional successes.
Steve Dickson, the FAA Administrator, said Wednesday during the virtual UAS Summit & Expo that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) might be able to launch Remote ID for Drones in December. The remote ID system, a fundamental component of the introduction of UAS into the national airspace, would allow a centralized system to identify UAS in the airspace in real-time.
The Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA), the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA), the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA), and Google’s drone delivery company, Wing, sent a letter to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) urging the government agency to consider making essential changes to the Proposed Rule for Remote Identification for Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS).
The Federal Aviation Administration aims to have an initial version of Remote ID for Drones up and running in 2021. According to documents viewed by Avionics International, the FAA is planning to have a first version of Remote ID for Drones up and running at some point in the next year. Remote ID for Drones is a critical component of integrating drones and other unmanned aircraft into the national airspace.
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.
One of the most debated topics of the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) NPRM for Remote ID for Drones it the pilot’s location. DJI recently posted this video on YouTube (see below) explaining how remote identification for unmanned aerial systems (UAS) could work. Many drone pilots responded right away saying that they do not want their location to be made public when flying their drones. Since then DJI has adjusted the video’s description to be more clear. Now they also released the following article.