Remote ID Compliance Overview


What is Remote ID?

Remote Identification (Remote ID) is a new requirement from the FAA to help pilots stay safe and accountable during drone operations. Remote ID refers to a drone's in-flight capability to offer limited details about its identification and location. External parties can then receive this data through a broadcast signal.

Beginning on March 16, 2024, all pilots typically required to register their aircraft with the FAA will also be required to abide by the requirements of Remote ID.

For more information, visit the FAA’s overview of UAS Remote Identification.

Are you Remote ID ready?

There are two key parts to the Remote ID requirements that pilots will need to meet:

  • The drone must broadcast a Remote ID signal via Standard Remote ID or an external Remote ID Broadcast module.
  • The drone must be registered with the FAA with the Remote ID Serial Number listed and the type of Remote ID specified.

Visit each section below to learn more about the above requirements.

Is your drone broadcasting Remote ID?

As of September 2022, drone manufacturers are required to produce drones with Standard Remote ID (meaning that the drone transmits a Remote ID signal with no additional equipment needed). 

For drones produced before September 2022, some only need a firmware update to become Remote ID compliant, while others need an external broadcast module to become compliant. 

The table below shows what actions (if any) are required to get your drone to transmit a Remote ID signal.

Model

 

Actions needed for Remote ID transmission?

 

Additional resources:

Mavic 3 Enterprise

 

Aircraft Firmware versions v07.00.01.0102 and RC Firmware versions 02.00.0501 onwards are Standard Remote ID compliant.

  DJI's blog post on Remote ID for Enterprise Drones

 

 

 

   

Matrice 300 RTK

 

Firmware versions v05.01.01.00 onwards are Standard Remote ID compliant.

  DJI's blog post on Remote ID for Enterprise Drones

 

 

 

   

Matrice 350 RTK

 

This model is Standard Remote ID compliant since launch.

  DJI's blog post on Remote ID for Enterprise Drones

 

 

 

   

Phantom 4 RTK

 

Aircraft Firmware versions v02.02.0616 and RC Firmware versions v02.02.0614 onwards are Standard Remote ID compliant.

  DJI's blog post on Remote ID for Enterprise Drones

 

 

 

   

WingtraOne Gen II

 

Software versions 2.7+ are Standard Remote ID compliant. Update to ensure compliance.

  Wingtra’s knowledge base article on Remote ID 

 

 

 

   

WingtraOne Gen I

 

Standard Remote ID is not supported. A third-party Broadcast Module is required for Remote ID compliance.

  Wingtra’s knowledge base article on Remote ID

 

 

 

   

Quantum Trinity F90+

 

Standard Remote ID supported in all F90+ payloads shipped after April 2022.

For payloads shipped prior to April 2022, there’s an official Remote ID Kit that can be purchased to ensure compliance.

  Submit the Quantum contact form or contact your local dealer.

 

Locating your Remote ID Serial Number

Next, you’ll need to locate your device's Remote ID Serial Number. 

Depending on the model of the drone, the Remote ID Serial Number may differ from the aircraft serial number of your drone. Check the table below to confirm where your Remote ID Serial Number can be located.

Model

 

Remote ID Serial Number Location

DJI Mavic 3 Enterprise

 

Remote ID Serial Number is the same as the aircraft serial number.

 

 

 

DJI Matrice 300 RTK

 

Power on aircraft and RC. From the DJI Pilot 2 home screen, tap the Geozone Map / Max Altitude section in the upper left corner. Then tap RID to view the Remote ID Serial Number.

 

 

 

DJI Matrice 350 RTK

 

Remote ID Serial Number is the same as the aircraft serial number.

 

 

 

DJI Phantom 4 RTK

 

Power on aircraft and RC. From the GS RTK home screen, tap the menu button in the upper left corner. Tap the drone symbol, then tap Aircraft to view the Remote ID Serial Number.

Please note that there is a known bug where the SN will not populate until the drone has been flown. If you are having trouble locating the SN, please preform a short test flight.

 

 

 

WingtraOne Gen II

 

Remote ID Serial Number is a combination of the prefix 17444 + the 4-digit plane ID on the wing. For example, if your plane ID is 0000, the Remote ID serial number would be 174440000

 

 

 

WingtraOne Gen I

 

Check third party broadcast module.

 

 

 

Quantum Trinity F90+

 

Remote ID Serial Number is the same as the aircraft serial number.

 

Adding Remote ID information to FAA registrations

Along with keeping your drone hardware compliant with Remote ID, you must also ensure that your active drone registrations with the FAA reflect the appropriate Remote ID details. 

Use the steps below to update your existing drone registrations to include Remote ID details. For more information on adding a new drone registration, visit this Knowledge Base article.

1. Log in to the FAADroneZone website. Create an account if this is your first time visiting the site.

2. Click Launch Drone Owners and Pilots Dashboard.

3. Click Manage Device Inventory under the “Inventory” section. 

4. To update an existing drone registration, find your drone in the inventory list and click the three dots to open the Actions menu. Then select Edit

5. Confirm that your drone broadcasts FAA Remote ID information, then select the UAS Type and provide the Remote ID Serial Number


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