NBAA applauds FAA for requesting drone identification rule

The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) has announced it commended the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for issuing a notice of proposed rule mandating remote identification for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), or drones, the company said.

The 319-page NPRM, issued by the agency, proposes to require remote identification capabilities that would allow a drone´s identity and location to be received by people on the ground and in the air, helping to further the safe integration of the devices into the nation´s airspace system.

The proposal would:
• Create definitions for unmanned aircraft system, unmanned aircraft system service supplier and visual line of sight
• Adjust aircraft-registration requirements contained in Parts 47 and 48 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR)
• Create a new FAR Part 89, remote identification of unmanned aircraft systems
• Amend transponder and ADS-B requirements in FAR Parts 91 and 107

According to the FAA, the remote identification of unmanned aircraft systems in the airspace of the United States would address safety, national security and law enforcement concerns regarding the further integration of these aircraft into the airspace of the United States while also enabling greater operational capabilities.