This week, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced in the Federal Register that Remote ID for Drones compliance will not be enforced on drone makers until December 16th, 2022.

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) acknowledges in this document that it approved the ASTM F3586-22 means of compliance on August 11, 2022, a little more than a month before the compliance date of September 16, 2022.

Even though the FAA has already received several declarations of compliance from drone makers who are likely to meet the compliance date of September 16, 2022, the agency admits that other manufacturers may not have enough time to design, develop, and test unmanned aircraft and file a declaration of compliance with the FAA on or before September 16, 2022, due to the delayed acceptance of the means of compliance.

So, the FAA will use its own judgment to decide how to handle any apparent noncompliance, taking into account “all circumstances.”

This includes…