The Federal Aviation Administration has published a document outlining compliance measures for the Remote ID rule, also known as Part 89. This rule mandates that all drones be equipped with Remote ID recognition and tracking technology to enhance their integration into the National Airspace System (NAS).
Starting from September 16, 2023, drone pilots required to register their unmanned aircraft systems must adhere to the new rule. Drones must either have a built-in Remote ID or be fitted with a Remote ID broadcast module, such as a portable transmitter. If a drone has a broadcast module, it must be operated within visual line-of-sight, as stated on the FAA website.
Drones that are not Remote ID compliant or lack a Remote ID broadcast module are only permitted to fly in designated FAA-recognized identification areas (FRIA). These areas are sponsored by community-based organizations (CBOs) or educational institutions, including AMA flying fields.
For further information, visit the FAA's website and consult the provided links. To check if your drone is compliant, utilize the FAA's designated resource.
While Remote ID rules are now being enforced for pilots, the industry has been preparing for these regulations since their publication in 2021. Manufacturers were required to comply as of September 16, 2022, ensuring that all newly sold drones are equipped with Remote ID technology. To confirm compliance and eligibility for flight, consult the Public DOC list published by the FAA and filter by RID.
Remote ID serves as a "digital license plate" for drones, broadcasting location and key information about the attached UAV. This technology assists regulators in identifying drones that may be violating regulations, promoting compliance, and facilitating safe commercial drone operations on a larger scale. Additional information about the policy and manufacturer requirements can be found in our article and on the FAA website provided.