Last month Kittyhawk released our white paper titled “Remote ID & Commercial Drones: Enabling Identification and Transparency in the National Airspace”. If you haven’t already, you can download a copy of our white paper.

Along with urging visitors to our website to download the white paper, we also asked them to take a short survey to hear their thoughts on Remote ID. We would like to share the results of that survey with the commercial drone community and some insights we gained from those results:


of respondents agreed that a common standard for drone identification is necessary.


of respondents agreed that the lack of a common identification system is holding the drone industry back.


of respondents said that they are comfortable sharing only the serial number of their drone with no additional information. The next highest total, 16% would be willing to share the serial number of their drone and the name of their company.


of respondents said that assuming a Remote ID solution becomes viable, it would enable their company to do more with their operations, including operating with greater confidence in compliance (30%), perform more advanced operations (23%), operate more safely (15%), and develop new use cases (6%).

Remote ID Webinar with Wing and DJI

Additionally, we would like to announce that we are offering additional content on Remote ID in the form of a webinar to be hosted by Commercial UAV Expo. That webinar will be one week from today, on Thursday April 25 at 12pm PDT and should feature a great conversation amongst our three panelists.

Jeremiah Karpowicz from Commercial UAV Expo will be moderating a panel featuring Brendan Schulman (VP of Policy and Legal Affairs at DJI), Reinaldo Negron (Head of UTM at Wing), and myself, Andrew Elefant (Director of Policy at Kittyhawk).

View the Webinar

The live webinar took place at 12pm PDT on Thursday April 25.

Specifically, this webinar featured discussion on:

  • Why identification is the key to being known as a trusted drone program
  • What advanced operations and services will be enabled by Remote ID
  • How commercial operators can begin planning for new compliance requirements
  • Results from an industry survey conducted by Kittyhawk
  • Upcoming ASTM standards for Remote ID and their effect on upcoming FAA rule-making