Monday, March 8, 2021
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FAA Announces Tech Partners for ‘Remote ID’ Development for Drones and Similar Aircrafts

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The U.S. Department of Transportationā€™s Federal Aviation Administration today announced the eight companies that will assist the Federal government in establishing requirements for future suppliers ofĀ Remote Identification (Remote ID), Your Content has learned.

Remote ID will enable Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), commonly called drones, to provide identification and location information while operating in the nationā€™s airspace.

The FAA selected the following companies to develop technology requirements for future Remote ID UAS Service Suppliers (USS): Airbus, AirMap, Amazon, Intel, One Sky, Skyward, T-Mobile, and Wing. These companies were selected through aĀ Request for InformationĀ process in December 2018.

ā€œThe FAA will be able to advance the safe integration of drones into our nationā€™s airspace from these technology companiesā€™ knowledge and expertise on remote identification,ā€ said U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao.

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This initial group will support the FAA in developing technology requirements for other companies to develop applications needed for Remote ID. The applications will provide drone identification and location information to safety and security authorities while in flight.

The technology is being developed simultaneously with theĀ proposed Remote ID rule. Application requirements will be announced when the final rule is published. The FAA will then begin accepting applications for entities to become Remote ID suppliers. The FAA will provide updates when other entities can apply to become qualified Remote ID USS onĀ FAA.gov.

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