The Federal Aviation Administration is proposing a new regulation for the remote identification of drone. This new regulation will now feature in the Federal Register and parties with interest have around 60 days to respond. Currently, the AUVSI is reviewing these new remote ID regulations and plan to respond inside the schedule. However, in the meantime, CEO and President Brian Waynne expresses his approval about the move.
He believes that these new regulations are very important for the future of aviation. He thinks these regulations are necessary for enabling high-end and expansive operations such as air flights over masses and beyond their line of sight.
They can also work as a linchpin that will pave way for future regulations. This will further help in changing the uses of UAS with considerable benefits for our society and economy. Moreover, it will also help in widespread delivery of UAS. In the end, remote ID will also aid in the law enforcement identification and differentiate authentic UAS from those who may pose a potential threat.
Securing the Air Space
The challenge of identifying who’s maneuvering a drone has been a crucial one since past few years. It has become particularly important after drone intrusions nearby London’s Heathrow Airport. Moreover, recent sightings of night-flying UAS near Nebraska and Colorado point towards fast implementation of new laws.
The executive summary of these new rules state that it will offer the ability to locate and identify UAS flying in the United States airspace. This in turn will provide an additional awareness about different situations from unmanned and manned aircrafts. This will be even more vital as the total number of UAS operations across all classes of air spaces rises constantly. The FAA believes that the complete implementation of these rules will rely on three parts that are currently under development.