U.S. Chamber Statement on Remote ID Rulemaking

WASHINGTON, D.C. —Tim Day, senior vice president, U.S. Chamber Technology Engagement Center (C_TEC) issued the following statement today following the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) rulemaking on Remote Identification (ID) of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS):

“The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Technology Engagement Center applauds the Federal Aviation Administration and the U.S. Department of Transportation for their leadership in issuing a proposed rule on Remote ID. Advancing this rule is critical to the membership of C_TEC’s Unmanned Aircraft Systems Working Group, which consists of a diverse cross section of industries, including energy, telecommunications, insurance, unmanned aircraft systme providers, and manned aviation. 

“Drones have enormous potential to improve productivity and enhance safety through numerous applications affecting a variety of industries and sectors so it is key that the Federal Aviation Administration promotes a consistent, risk-based, and flexible regulatory framework to unleash this potential. Remote ID will help ensure the safety and security of the airspace and enable more innovative applications and uses of unmanned aircraft systems such as package delivery and long-range surveying. 

“We look forward to reviewing this proposed rule and collaborating with the Federal Aviation Administration, our Unmanned Aircraft Systems Working Group, and other stakeholders to ensure that the final rule strikes the appropriate balance between safety and security and enabling U.S. global economic competitiveness in aviation.”

In May, the U.S. Chamber led a coalition letter with more than two dozen trade associations, labor organizations, and aviation organizations to the FAA, Office of Management and Budget, and other agencies urging them to issue a Remote ID notice of proposed rulemaking.