The FAA recently outlined their plans to streamline BVLOS certificates and Aircraft certificates, a necessary step to allow the FAA to enforcement drone manufacturer guidelines
The FAA’s goal to modernize the aircraft certificates would allow the FAA to enforcement manufacturer guidelines and more “safely” integrate with manned aviation. During a recent drone conference, the FAA administrator announced new changes to modernize aircraft certificate process. This news was announced during the keynote speech which focused on BVLOS waivers for drone pilots.
During the announcement of Remote ID, the FAA stated they would require drone manufacturers to implement broadcast protocols to comply with Remote ID. Many manufacturers were wondering how this particular requirement would be enforced. As drones do not have air worthiness certificates, so how would the FAA enforce the remote ID requirements? Well with the announcement of the modernization of air worthiness certificates, drone pilots just got their answer. The FAA’s modern system would allow the FAA to enforce manufacturer guidelines through the aircraft certificates.
With the implementation of this modernization, the FAA would have the regulatory teeth to now require drones to have Remote ID rules. As the FAA could create the system to provide aircraft certificates to new drones. With this news, drones pilots continue to ask, was Remote ID built for enforcement of drone rules? It looks like only time will tell.
FAA administrator Steve Dickson said remote id, “is a significant milestone in our journey,” flight beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) and aircraft certification are next on the agenda for the agency.” AS reported by Drone Life. Drone life went on to report that Dickson stated “Aircraft certification is also changing: the FAA is evolving the way that they certify aircraft, though the MOSAIC program – which stands for Modernization of Special Airworthiness Certificates. That evolution, Dickson explains, scales the aircraft certification process to accommodate new aircraft.”
Will this modernization allow for further enforcement? Drone pilots and manufacturers will find out this fall, when the FAA receives the recommendations from the BVLOS Committee. As the ultimate goal of this program was stated to “operate in harmony with manned aviation.”
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