Why the FAA’s Remote ID Proposal Isn’t a Good Solution
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The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) recently proposed its rule to require all UAVs flying in the USA to broadcast Remote ID messages. The FAA’s NPRM (Notice of Proposed Rule Making) calls Remote ID "the ability of an unmanned aircraft in flight to provide certain identification and location information that people on the ground and other airspace users can receive", and details a Remote ID specification that requires every aircraft, and every drone, to continually broadcast its identity and location to the internet using approved USS servers.

Every drone/UAV on every flight in US airspace will be subject to the Remote ID requirement. The rule also requires US manufacturers to produce only drones that can meet the Remote ID messaging spec, and that a drone can’t take off unless and until it actively connects to the Internet.

But, drones don’t only fly in US airspace. The aerospace company I founded designs and builds industrial UAVs specifically for indoor flight and for flight in areas where internet and GPS location signals are compromised or unavailable. This is why we believe that the FAA’s one-size-fits-all approach will not work for our industry.

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