In light of anticipation and remarks from the FAA’s Chief of Aviation Safety, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has formally declared a six-month postponement for the compliance of the Remote ID for Drones regulations, pushing the deadline to March 16, 2024.

Originally, Remote ID compliance was slated for September 16, 2023. However, as the date approached, speculation about a potential delay intensified.

A significant hurdle for drone operators has been the back-order status of many Remote ID modules, making immediate compliance challenging, if not impossible, for many.

In a press statement, the FAA said:

FAA Extends Remote ID Enforcement Date Six Months

Wednesday, September 13, 2023

Drone pilots who are unable to comply with the broadcast requirement of the Remote ID Rule will now have until March 16, 2024, to equip their aircraft. After that date, operators could face fines and suspension or revocation of pilot certificates.

In making this…