Part 89 Remote ID for Drones is Effective April 21, and the Clock Starts Ticking – Everything You Need to Know.
Part 89 – the ruling that contains Remote ID for drones – becomes effective April 21, 2021, and the clock starts ticking for compliance. Here’s a clear explanation of the requirements for operators and manufacturers.
The commercial drone market is on the verge of exponential growth. For many years, drones (i.e., “unmanned aircraft” or “UA”) were the domain of hobbyists; not typically utilized by commercial enterprises. But in 2016, the Federal Aviation Administration (“FAA”), through Part 107 of its rules, started granting waivers for commercial entities to operate drones in the U.S., which resulted in exponential growth in the U.S. drone industry. According to Business Insider, since 2016 annual sales of drones increased from $8.5 billion to an expected $12 billion in 2021.