DJI, the world’s leader in civilian drones and aerial imaging technology, is the first drone manufacturer to submit and earn U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approval for complying with the FAA’s Remote Identification protocol. The FAA has approved the Declarations of Compliance for seven of DJI’s newest and most popular drone models, including what is officially known as America’s “RID000000001” for the DJI Mini 3 Pro. DJI always complies with the laws and regulations of the countries where we operate, and is ready to comply with the FAA’s Remote ID mandate as well. DJI customers can fly with confidence that they can comply with the FAA rule.
DJI’s initial approvals, as posted on the FAA website, cover seven of its newest and most popular drone platforms: Mini 3 Pro, Avata, Air 2S, Mavic 3, Mavic 3 Cine, M30 and M30T. Newly manufactured versions of those drones will comply with Remote ID rules with no further action required; customers who already own those drones will be able to comply with Remote ID rules by downloading a free firmware update at a later date. DJI is seeking FAA approval for additional drone models which will be posted on the FAA website as they are approved. Models with Remote ID functionality include the notation “ASTM F3411-22a-RID-B” on the regulatory label attached to the drone.
The FAA’s first Remote ID compliance deadline, for newly manufactured drones that require registration with the FAA, is September 16, 2022, though the FAA may delay enforcing it until December 16, 2022. Customers who already own DJI drones do not need to do anything right away, because existing drones are not required to comply with FAA Remote ID regulations until September 16, 2023. DJI will provide firmware updates before that date to bring most modern DJI drones into compliance. Customers can install those updates at their discretion any time before September 16, 2023. Older models of DJI drones will be able to comply with Remote ID using a separate add-on module. Further details will be provided in the coming months.
DJI’s Remote ID approvals from the FAA come a month after DJI also became the first drone manufacturer to earn a C1 EU-type examination certificate for drones under the new European Drone Regulation. The C1 certificate for the Mavic 3 series, which is applied through a firmware update, gives DJI customers more freedom to fly in previously restricted environments. As the drone industry leader, DJI is committed to supporting safety and security measures that keep the airspace safe in the drone era, and to providing our customers convenient ways to comply with new regulations.