FAA issues proposed rule on Remote ID for drones


The Federal Aviation Administration has proposed rule that would continue the safe integration of drones into the nation’s airspace by requiring them to be identifiable remotely.

The FAA is seeking input on the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) for Remote Identification (Remote ID) of UAS that was published in the Federal Register.

It is accompanied by comment period that closes March 2, 2020, to receive public feedback and help the FAA develop a final rule to enhance safety in the skies over the U.S.

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Transportation Secretary, Elaine Chao, said: “Remote ID technologies will enhance safety and security by allowing the FAA, law enforcement, and Federal security agencies to identify drones flying in their jurisdiction.”

FAA Administrator, Steve Dickson, added: “As a pilot, my eye is always on safety first. Safety is a joint responsibility between government, pilots, the drone community, the general public and many others who make our nation so creative and innovative.”

The proposed Remote ID rule would apply to all drones that are required to register with the FAA (recreational drones weighing under 0.55 pounds are not required to register), as well as to persons operating foreign civil UAS in the U.S.

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  1. No such restrictive regulation is required for other industries, even those that clearly affect the lives of many in the public. There is no required live tracking of all cars and trucks on the public roads, and no requirement of each driver to “log in” before driving, even though traffic accidents take the lives of so many people. Nor would citizens of the US agree to such government overreach. The use of UAS vehicles is mostly a hobby for honest citizens, and there is no need to treat each UAS user as a criminal, requiring the equivalent of a “tracking anklet” during every use.

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