Applus+ Laboratories:How to understand Remote ID FAA?


    With the rapid development of consumer drones, drone technology is gradually entering into people's daily lives, ranging from aerial photography to logistics distribution, from agricultural surveying to disaster relief. All this proves that the application of drones is becoming more and more widely spread. But, the development of the technology has also brought regulatory challenges.

    In 2020, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) of the United States announced the Remote ID FAA regulations for drones, detailing the previously announced Remote Identification Program and providing information on the requirements that drone manufacturers need to meet. These regulations aim to promote efficient drone flight while safeguarding aircraft, helicopters in the air, ground personnel, and property, and addressing safety, security, and privacy concerns.

    Remote ID FAA is equivalent to the "license plate" of a drone

    In the United States, all types of drone pilots and operators must comply with federal regulations, and the drone itself needs to be registered in the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The Remote ID FAA rule requires most drones operating in US airspace to have remote identification capabilities. Under this rule, the Remote ID can be recognized as the electronic license plate system of the drone, allowing authorities to identify information such as the identity, location, and height of the drone and its controller.

    For drone manufacturers currently looking to enter the US market, the main compliance requirement is to ensure that drones comply with the National Airspace System (NAS) requirements. Manufacturers can directly create drones with built-in Remote IDs,or attach Remote ID modules to the drones. It should be noted that Remote ID broadcasting is not applicable to drones flying within the visible line of sight (VLOS) of the FAA-Recognized Identification Areas (FRIA) in the United States, nor is it applicable to ADS-B outs or drones used for aviation research, compliance certification, or official legal authorization.

    Applus+ Laboratories can provide UAS certification and testing services

    Applus+ Laboratories, as the certification body for drones (NB0370), has a fully accredited drone laboratory in accordance with ISO 17025. It is a strategic partner for different categories of drone manufacturers and can provide professional and comprehensive testing and certification services for entertainment drones, logistics drones, eVTOL drones, and other models, ensuring that drone actions comply with regulations and testing for Remote ID FAA.

    Supported by Applus+ Laboratories' unique and comprehensive equipment, expertise, and testing certification capabilities, the experts can handle different drone testing requirements, including open flight testing and laboratory testing of materials, structures, systems, and high-voltage components, to meet practical regulatory requirements of various types, intended uses, and regions. With the further development of the drone industry, Remote ID FAA may face new changes, and Applus+ Laboratories will continue to provide professional support for drone testing and certification development, meeting the compliance requirements of drones in the regulatory framework of North America and even the global market.

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