Compliance through LAANC
The operation of Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) has been experiencing exponential growth for several years. The FAA recognized that UAS, or drones, would need to be accommodated into the National Airspace System and could not be managed in the same way that manned aircraft are. Existing Air Traffic control personnel and facilities could not be expected to take on the additional number of operations. The FAA developed the UAS Data Exchange to work with private industry for the sharing of data and assist in helping to manage all the UAS operations. LAANC is the Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability and the first service that has been made available as part of the UAS Data Exchange Program. Companies that successfully work through the process with the FAA to offer LAANC services are known as a UAS Service Suppliers or USS.
LAANC provides Drone Pilots access to controlled airspace up to 400 feet and makes them aware of where they can and cannot fly. For the FAA, a key benefit of the program is that through LAANC, Air Traffic personnel have visibility into where and when there will be drone operations.
FAA and Private Industry
LAANC is a collaboration between the FAA and private industry (like eTT Aviation) to safely integrate small drones into the national airspace. LAANC provides Recreational and Part 107 drone pilots airspace awareness and the opportunity to receive approval to fly in controlled airspace (under 400 feet).
Automate airspace authorizations
LAANC automates the application and approval process for airspace authorizations. Requests are checked against airspace data in the FAA UAS Data Exchange such as the UAS Facility Maps.
How can drone pilots access The SkedFlex Vertical LAANC application?
To access SkedFlex Vertical click here: https://app.sfvertical.com and select register.