The Federal Aviation Administration’s DroneZone (FAADroneZone) is a solution specifically created to improve the customer experience and provide a single sign-on platform for the following services and any services that may be added in the future:
• Small Unmanned Aircraft System Registration System (sUASRS);
• Small Unmanned Aircraft System (sUAS) Part 107 Waiver and/or Airspace Authorization (Part 107 Waiver Authorization) requests;
• sUAS Part 107 Accident Reporting (Part 107 Accident Reporting);
• FAA Recognized Identification Area (FRIA);
• Community Based Organizations (CBO);
• Certificate of Authorization DroneZone (CADZ); and
• Notice of Identification (NOI).
The FAADroneZone requires account creation and authentication and provides stakeholders access to FAADroneZone services. Stakeholders include drone owners, drone operators, educational institutions, community-based organizations, and drone proponents. Additionally, the FAADroneZone provides a dashboard to authenticated users showing relevant information regarding submissions made to the FAA for regulated sUAS activities. Information provided may include a list of registered sUAS, status of waivers, authorizations, accident reports, operational guidance, or other services available on the platform. The FAADroneZone allows the FAA to group all of the sUAS back-end services used to manage the FAA’s engagement of sUAS within the National Airspace (NAS).
The FAA previously published the Unmanned Aircraft Systems Management Environment (UASME) Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) on January 5, 2018. In accordance with the E-Government Act, the FAA is updating the PIA because FAADroneZone collects personally identifiable information (PII) from members of the public. The update reflects a name change of the PIA to FAADroneZone and other program and legislative updates. This PIA covers FAADroneZone only. The services available on the FAADroneZone are discussed in the applicable PIA appendices to this PIA and can be found associated with this document on the Department of Transportation’s PIA page. Additional services may be added to the FAADroneZone in the future, and if required, a PIA appendix will be added to address all privacy concerns for individual services.