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Remote ID Tracking Rule Delayed

Love them or hate them, drone regulations set the stage for how drones are used to do business. But this week, a new rules delay has caused some waves in the industry that makes drones instead of the ones that fly them.

The hotly contested Remote Identification of Unmanned Aircraft rules were set to go into effect this month, but the Federal Aviation Administration has pushed their ID requirements back a month to April 21 of this year.

This means drone manufacturers like DJI will have more time to meet remote ID requirements, as the FAA is allowing drone makers up to 18 months of leeway after the rule goes into effect.

The 18 month gap is an indication of how significant this rule change will prove to be for drone manufacturers hoping to sell in the USA. Every drone that flies within the US will be required to use remote ID technology, but that system has yet to be perfected. Instead of halting drones being used today or harming current drone manufacturing processes, the FAA is giving manufactuerers time to work within their ID systems and find out how to best implement it into their existing platforms.

To learn more about the FAA’s development of new remote ID laws, click here.

However, remote ID rules aren’t the only ones being delayed.

The FAA is also delaying their decision to allow night flights and flights over people. Current Part 107 restrictions specifically state that these kinds of flights are prohibited (unless pre-approved via the FAA’s waiver process), but in December, the FAA sent out a release stating that these rules would be rolled back significantly in 2021.

But fear not — operations over people and night flights are still set to be given approval on April 21st as well.

To learn more about the delays, click here.


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