The FAA is dedicated to safely integrating drones into the airspace and enable technology advancements that continue to lay the groundwork foundation for future UAS Traffic Management and more complex operations.
In December 2018, the FAA issued a Request for Information (RFI) to establish an industry cohort to explore potential technological solutions for Remote ID.
What is Remote ID?
Remote ID is the ability of a drone to provide identification information that can be received by other parties.
There are three ways drone pilots will be able to meet the identification requirements of the remote ID rule:
- By flying a standard remote ID drone (transmit to remote ID USS and broadcast).
- By flying a limited remote ID drone (transmit to remote ID USS) within visual line of sight.
- By flying a drone without remote ID capability within visual line of sight at an FAA-Recognized Identification Area (FRIA). Drones not equipped with remote ID do not need to broadcast or transmit to a remote ID USS when within a FRIA. Only community based safety organizations (CBO's) can apply to establish a FRIA.
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Over the next year the FAA Remote ID Cohort will work with the FAA to develop the technology requirements applicable to future FAA qualified remote ID UAS providers. The outcome of this work and requirements for future vendors will be announced on FAA Contract Opportunities (FAACO).
This is not a traditional government procurement; there is no Screening Information Request (SIR) or Request for Proposals (RFP) related to this effort.
- The FAA is not seeking or accepting unsolicited proposals outside of this application process.
- The FAA will not pay for any information received or costs incurred at any point in the onboarding process
- Vendor participation in any informational session during the application process is not a promise for future collaboration with the FAA