What is LAANC?

AirMatrix is an FAA Approved UAS Service Supplier of the Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability (LAANC). Drone pilots planning to fly under 400 feet in controlled airspace around airports must receive an airspace authorization from the FAA before they fly. Through LAANC drone pilots can request airspace authorizations and receive them in near – real time. LAANC is available to both Recreational flyers and Commercial (Part-107) drone pilots in the United States via the Palladium UTM currently on the web only.

LAANC automates the application and approval process for airspace authorizations and is available to pilots operating under the Small UAS Rule Part 107 or under the exception for Recreational Flyers. To qualify under Part 107, you must register your drone and hold a Remote Pilot Certificate . Recreational flyers must take The Recreational UAS Safety Test (TRUST) before they fly. Through LAANC, drone pilots can request an airspace authorization up to 90 days before their planned operation. AirMatrix provides near real-time and Further Coordination authorizations. 

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