Recently, UAS Integration Office Executive Director Jay Merkle announced that the FAA would release its remote ID ruling for UAS in July 2019.
However, everyone will have to wait for the rules until September 2019. The website for the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs updated the release of the notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to September 2019.
Remote ID which is often compared to a license plate for UAS would permit police officers, aviation authorities and other public officials to search for a drone by a unique identifier and find out information about the pilot. Remote ID rules would go hand-in-hand with registration rules to prevent rogue drone flights around airports or other prohibited uses.
UAS industry experts view remote ID as the catalyst to the mass expansion of advanced commercial drone use. Without remote ID, many advanced applications such as flight over people, beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) and nighttime drone use will be limited. Remote ID will not only ensure safety but will increase public trust.