WASHINGTON - The FAA announced a long-awaited Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) on Remote ID for drones on 12/31/2019. The comment period required by federal law is open until March 2, 2020 (if you wish to comment, you may review the NPRM and do so here.) Over 13,000 comments have been submitted so far – and from “over-regulation at its finest” to “unreasonable” and “deeply concerned,” the comments are overwhelmingly negative. While that may simply reflect the fact that those who comment wish to see a change, some clear themes emerge from the comments posted so far, writes Miriam McNabb for DroneLife.com. Continue reading original article.
The Intelligent Aerospace take:
February 17, 2020-The FAA's plan to require remote identification on has been punted numerous times already, but the current commenting period - slated to end next month - may stick this time.
Public commenting period is drawing criticism from hobbyist pilots, professional UAS pilots, as well as manufacturers of unamanned systems like DJI.The Chinese UAS giant commented, "DJI supports Remote ID but is advocating against the FAA’s Remote ID proposal to save drone innovators needless expense and hassle, and because we believe a less complex and costly Remote ID approach will do a better job of fulfilling the safety and security needs the FAA has articulated. We all want safe and secure skies. But few people who understand drone technology will support this proposal, except those who stand to profit from it."
Jamie Whitney, Associate Editor