The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) proposed to set up rules for the remote identification of drones in the United States. The proposal came as the next exciting step in safe drone integration to offer a kind of license plate analog to identify drones flying in the US skyline. The Administration claimed that here are some 1.5 million drones currently registered with the governmental body.
Federal Register has issues draft form which is currently available online as a part of 60-day comment period. FAA will be using these two months to solicit feedback from drone operators, and enthusiasts across the USA. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao said that drones are the fastest-growing segment of transportation in our nation and it is vitally important that they are safely integrated into the national airspace.
According to FAA, these rules are proposed not just to address ongoing safety concerns in high-risk areas like airports and stadiums but also to have transparency with respect to drone in the ever-crowding skies.
The ongoing increasing usage of commercial and non-commercial drones from companies such as UPS and Amazon, it is inevitable that there would be more issues going forward with respect to the airspace crowding.
As per the draft proposed by FAA, this will be an important building block in the unmanned traffic management ecosystem. The ability to identify and locate UAS operating in the airspace provides additional awareness form manned and unmanned aircraft flying in the United States. In addition, this remote identification will provide critical information to law enforcement and other officials bodies responsible for public safety.