Aloft records 500K drone flight approvals through LAANC

LAANC drone night authorization

Aloft, the company that powers more than two-thirds of all LAANC authorizations in the US, has announced a major milestone. The UTM technology specialist says it has given approvals to more than half a million drone flights since it was first authorized by the FAA to do so for controlled airspace at or below 400 feet.

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FAA is looking for drone flight planning LAANC app developers

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is looking to onboard new app developers that can help the government agency to provide Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability (LAANC) services to drone operators. The FAA will open the application period for the same on May 2, 2022.

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FAA issues its millionth LAANC authorization to drone pilots

The speed and efficiency of its automated Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability (LAANC) authorization system has permitted the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to issue its millionth permit to drone pilots in record time.

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How to get near real-time LAANC authorization for night drone flying

LAANC drone night authorization

Updated: August 17, 2021, 7:53 am

The FAA has begun near real-time approval of night airspace authorization requests through its Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability (LAANC) platform, negating the need for special waivers. Here’s how you can get LAANC authorization for nighttime drone operations almost instantaneously…

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Wing’s free airspace authorization app for drone pilots launches in US

Alphabet’s drone-delivery subsidiary Wing has launched a free mobile and web app, OpenSky, to inform drone pilots, both recreational and commercial, when and where it is safe to fly in the United States. Drone flyers can use the OpenSky app to see information on airspace restrictions, pre-plan flights, and get airspace approvals. This app has been available in Australia since 2019.

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FAA experiences nationwide LAANC outage

Well, we haven’t seen this before: The FAA’s Low-Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability, also known as LAANC, is temporarily down. That’s big news for those who use it regularly.

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