LAANC

New LAANC Providers FAA Opens Application Period

The FAA has announced that the application period for new LAANC providers will open on May 2, 2022.  Applicants must have a “mature product at the time of application,” says the announcement. Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability (LAANC) is a major stepping stone in drone integration, taking what was …

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Automated Airspace Approval in Australia

Automated airspace approval has been a game changer for commercial pilots in the U.S., through the Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability (LAANC).  The digital transformation of a slow and manual process means that drone pilots can get the authorization required within minutes rather than, in some cases, weeks.  Now, …

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FAA Announces Expansion of the LAANC Program – More Access t…

The FAA has announced the expansion of the Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability (LAANC) program to more than 100 new control towers and airports. The announcement comes on the heels of the implementation of new rules for recreational fliers, which will prohibit flight in restricted airspace around airports except …

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Altitude Angel Announces Austria Expansion Plans

UK aviation company and UTM provider Altitude Angel is expanding operations and opening an office in Vienna, Austria. The move appears to be a step to mitigate any issues caused by the UK’s planned departure from the European Union. As the terms of that departure are still unclear, many companies seeking to …

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