FAA Establishes Drone I.D. Rulemaking Committee
Saturday, July 15, 2017 at 12:39PM
Webmaster in Aviation Rulemaking Committee, FAA, UAS, drones

Whose drone is that? It’s a critical question for law enforcement and homeland security when an unmanned aircraft (UAS) appears to be flying in an unsafe manner or where it’s not supposed to fly.

Currently, there are no established requirements or voluntary standards for electrically broadcasting information to identify an unmanned aircraft while it’s in the air. To help protect the public and the National Airspace System from these “rogue” drones, the FAA is setting up a new Aviation Rulemaking Committee that will help the agency create standards for remotely identifying and tracking unmanned aircraft during operations. The rulemaking committee planned to hold its first meeting June 21-23 in Washington, DC.

The group’s membership represents a diverse variety of stakeholders, including the unmanned aircraft industry, the aviation community and industry member organizations, manufacturers, researchers, and standards groups. The rulemaking committee will have several major tasks to:

Eventually the recommendations it produces could help pave the way for drone flights over people and beyond visual line of sight.

Article originally appeared on In Flight USA (http://www.inflightusa.com/).
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