What is FAA remote ID?

FAA set a new rule that requires drones in flight to provide identification and location information that can be received by others. Remote ID helps the FAA find the control station when a drone appears to be flying in an unsafe manner or where it is not allowed to fly. The regulation was scheduled to enforce on September 16th, 2023. However, due to the global shortage in the supply of remote ID modules, FAA extended the enforcement date to March 16, 2024.

You can learn more about the rules of FAA remote ID here .

SwellPro's solution to FAA Remote ID

SwellPro has been in the process of getting our drones compliant with FAA Remote ID rule. It is estimated that our drones will have the inbuilt Remote ID during June of 2024.

SwellPro drones that you have already bought didn't have inbuilt ID modules inside the aircraft. However, you don't need to worry about that. We will produce a standalone broadcast module that you can attach to the aircraft, which is another way to be compliant with FAA remote ID.

Latest updates on SwellPro's FAA Remote ID standalone module:

Last year, we finished the R&D of the ID module and worked with an experienced agency to submit the module for FAA's acceptance.

Now, we are thrilled to announce that A-RID, SwellPro proprietary external remote ID module, has been accepted by FAA on March 25th, 2024.

*Expected to be available for purchase in May.

If you don't want to wait until our module is released, you can purchase a FAA approved ID module from a 3rd-party.

FAA-approved Remote ID modules from other brands:

Spektrum: SPMA9500 SkyID

BlueMark: db120