by DRONELIFE Staff Writer Ian M. Crosby
Civilian drones and aerial imaging technology leader DJI has become the first drone manufacturer to receive Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approval in compliance with the FAA’s Remote Identification protocol.
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The Declarations of Compliance granted to DJI pertain to its seven most recent and popular drone models, including the Mini 3 Pro, Avata, Air 2S, Mavic 3, Mavic 3 Cine, M30 and M30T. Newly manufactured models will meet Remote ID requirements, while owners of existing models will have access to a free firmware update, available for download at a later date. The company is also pursuing FAA approval for further drone models, which will be posted on the FAA website upon being approved. Models with Remote ID functionality can be identified by the notation “ASTM F3411-22a-RID-B” included on the drone’s regulatory label.
For newly manufactured drones requiring FAA registration, the first Remote ID compliance deadline is September 16, 2022, though the FAA may delay enforcing it until December 16, 2022. Customers already in possession of DJI drones are not yet required to take any action, as existing drones are not required to comply with FAA Remote ID regulations until September 16, 2023, prior to which DJI will provide firmware updates bringing most modern DJI drones into compliance. Upon their release, these updates will be available for installation at any point before September 16, 2023. Older models of DJI drones will receive the ability to comply with Remote ID through a separate add-on module, with more information to come in the following months.
DJI’s attainment of these new approvals follows its achievement last month of becoming the first drone manufacturer to be granted a C1 EU-type examination certificate for drones under the new European Drone Regulation. The C1 certificate for the Mavic 3 series, applied via a firmware update, provides DJI customers with the ability to operate drones within environments that were previously restricted.
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Ian attended Dominican University of California, where he received a BA in English in 2019. With a lifelong passion for writing and storytelling and a keen interest in technology, he is now contributing to DroneLife as a staff writer.
Miriam McNabb is the Editor-in-Chief of DRONELIFE and CEO of JobForDrones, a professional drone services marketplace, and a fascinated observer of the emerging drone industry and the regulatory environment for drones. Miriam has penned over 3,000 articles focused on the commercial drone space and is an international speaker and recognized figure in the industry. Miriam has a degree from the University of Chicago and over 20 years of experience in high tech sales and marketing for new technologies.
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