Remote ID Rule: Approaching the Endgame

March 4, 2020 at 1:00pm2:30pm
Fox Rothschild

On Dec. 31, 2019, the FAA released its Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for the Remote Identification of Unmanned Aircraft. After years of waiting, the time had finally come for the public to make its voice heard on this key issue. On March 2, 2020, the comment period will close and we will know what the public really thinks.   

Remote identification of unmanned aircraft is the cornerstone upon which will be built the full integration of unmanned aircraft into the national airspace system.  It is vitally important that the FAA “get it right.” If the remote ID solution is too restrictive, innovation may be crushed and the industry could be set back years. If the solution is too lax, it will create unnecessary risks and undermine public confidence and acceptance of unmanned aircraft. Of course, with so many stakeholders affected by the rule, such as hobbyists, manned aviation, and small and large commercial UAS operators, not everyone will be happy. 

In this complimentary webinar, we will highlight some of the thousands of comments that were submitted and analyze whether the public believes the FAA has hit the “Goldilocks solution:” Not too hard, not too soft, but just right.

Topics will include:

  • How did key players in the UAS industry view the rule?
  • What are the views of the general aviation community?
  • How have the airlines reacted?
  • What do hobbyists think, and how will the rule affect the future of recreational flying?
  • Would the public prefer that the government operate the remote ID system?
  • Is the proposal viewed as too costly and burdensome?
  • How pervasive are the privacy concerns?
  • How does the response to this rulemaking stack up with past UAS-related rules?

As always, members of Fox Rothschild’s Aviation team will provide their candid opinions, critical analysis of the issues and “crystal ball” view of the future, with opportunities for the audience to ask questions.

Who Should Tune In: Manufacturers and operators of drones and UAS equipment; federal, state and local regulatory agencies; representatives of labor organizations; insurers; and other transportation safety professionals.