US regulator approves ASTM Remote ID means of compliance for unmanned aerial vehicles

The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has accepted the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM International) F3586-22, “Standard Practice for Remote ID Means of Compliance to Federal Aviation Administration Regulation 14 CFR Part 89”, with additions identified in notice of availability (NOA) as an acceptable means, but not the only means, of demonstrating compliance with the requirements for producing standard remote identification unmanned aircraft and remote identification broadcast modules.

The FAA publishes notification of availability (NOA) on the Federal Register announcing acceptance of ASTM MOC following its decision. The effective acceptance date of this MOC will be on the day NOA is published in the Federal Register.  The notification is provided by the FAA’s Policy and innovation Division, Aircraft Certification Service (AIR).

According to the introduction to the document:

“This practice provides a Means of Compliance (MOC) that gives sufficient clarity to the Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) or Broadcast Module manufacturers to produce a compliant Remote ID (RID) System (RIDS) such that submitting a Declaration of Compliance2 (DOC) to this MOC will satisfy the requirements of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) 14 CFR Part 89 (Part 89) rule.3 This practice also explains what to expect from aircraft operating in compliance to this MOC.

The FAA provided three options to comply with the Remote ID regulations: Standard Remote ID UAS, Remote ID Broadcast Modules, and FAA-recognized identification areas (FRIAs). The scope of this MOC is to cover both Standard RID and RID Broadcast Modules.

The FRIA portion of the rule is out of scope since it provides a means to avoid the technical RID requirements by operating within administrative boundaries.”


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