Eiger drone Remote ID compliance accepted by the FAA, paving the way for advanced operations

Eiger drone Remote ID compliance accepted by the FAA, paving the way for advanced operations

RigiTech, a leading Swiss drone technology company, is proud to announce that it has received confirmation from the FAA that the Eiger drone is now registered as a Remote ID compliant UAS, marking a significant milestone in the company’s efforts to operate beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) in the United States.

Remote ID is a crucial development in aviation technology, providing the capability for drones in flight to offer identification and location information that can be received by others. This system is essential for the safety and security of airspace, allowing organizations such as the FAA, law enforcement, and other federal agencies to locate the control station quickly and efficiently in instances where a drone may be flying unsafely or in restricted areas. 

RigiTech’s Eiger drone’s compliance with the standard Remote ID requirements (“ASTM F3411-22a-RID-B compliant”) is not just a compliance achievement; it is a testament to our commitment to advancing drone technology responsibly and safely. The “B” in the official marking signifies Broadcast, indicating that the Eiger drone utilizes a broadcast method to share its remote identification information, a method chosen for its reliability and security.

This approval lays the necessary groundwork for BVLOS operations by meeting one of the FAA’s key safety and security prerequisites. It is a significant step forward in integrating drones into the National Airspace System (NAS) fully, demonstrating RigiTech’s leadership in developing technology that meets the rigorous standards required for safe airspace integration.

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A recent study by SkySafe, a drone tracking and intelligence company, highlighted the challenges in the industry by revealing that a majority of drone manufacturers have not developed their technology in line with established standards. RigiTech’s achievement sets it apart, showcasing our dedication to not only meeting but exceeding regulatory expectations and advancing the drone industry’s capabilities responsibly.

“Achieving this approval is a crucial milestone for RigiTech and the drone community at large, propelling us towards more complex and beneficial drone operations. We are committed to continuing our work with the FAA and other stakeholders to ensure a safe, secure, and innovative future for drone technology,” said David Rovira, Chief Business Officer and co-founder at RigiTech.

RigiTech is excited about the future of drone operations in the United States and globally. With this FAA approval, we are one step closer to realizing our vision of fully integrated, safe, and efficient drone operations that can transform various sectors, from logistics to emergency services.

About RigiTech
RigiTech is a Swiss manufacturer of drone logistics solutions founded in 2018 that focuses on creating fully-integrated drone delivery systems. Its drones are designed with a network-first mentality, the key to scaling drone delivery into a sustainable business model. The centralized RigiCloud software infrastructure ensures reliable, compliant communications, flight tracking and fleet maintenance management. RigiTech’s drone systems have been approved for and flown BVLOS operations on 5 continents, delivering essential goods in their home base in Switzerland, across Europe, Asia, Oceania, North and South America, with a focus on healthcare, offshore and postal markets. (Media contact: marketing@rigi.tech)

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