State and Local Governments need to prepare for drones. Libra is a digital drone infrastructure platform that allows them to ensure safe drone operations, alleviate traffic congestion and a new economic engine.
From default view to satellite, or terrain, you can easily switch between the maps to get the most accurate mapping data for your next operation.
Libra enables revenue to be generated through granting permits and enforcing compliance
Safe airspace through Libra leads to improved public perception.
Reduction in carbon emissions with the use of drones while also alleviating road congestion.
Allowing businesses and individuals to operate drones safely.
Keep track of who, what, where, and when of every operation in the city.
Advise local drone pilots on avoiding flying in areas where there is an emergency,
an event or construction.
Approve/Decline drone operations taking off or landing on city property, government facility, parks or other public places.
Easily manage authorization to resources with varying levels of permissions. Allow access to the drone airspace data and information on any advisories for emergency services, roads, parks and other communities
Regarding Jurisdiction over drone traffic, the FAA has published the following statement.
Congress has provided the FAA with exclusive authority to regulate aviation safety, the efficiency of the navigable airspace, and air traffic control, among other things. State and local governments are not permitted to regulate any type of aircraft operations, such as flight paths or altitudes, or the navigable airspace.
However, these powers are not the same as regulation of aircraft landing sites, which involves local control of land and zoning. Laws traditionally related to state and local police power – including land use, zoning, privacy, and law enforcement operations – generally are not subject to federal regulation.
Cities and municipalities are not permitted to have their own rules or regulations governing the operation of aircraft. However, as indicated, they may generally determine the location of aircraft landing sites through their land use powers.
Municipalities have the ability to create a “restriction” and a “caution”. When an area is placed under a restriction, pilots are restricted to fly in that area. For e.g, landing and taking off at a public property. Whereas a caution is to let pilots be vary of their surroundings while flying in the area such as bad weather or an event. Municipalities can choose from the advisory category and create a description to let pilots know the details of the reason for the advisory.
Any municipality wishing to sign up on Libra will be able to schedule an onboarding session with AirMatrix. AirMatrix will provide education and training to the city user regarding usage of Libra. They will then receive log in instructions which they can use to sign in to the platform. AirMatrix also provides 24/7 technical support for any municipal customer.
Cities can add or invite members and control what permissions the specific department or teams have access to. For example, the city can decide that the traffic manager only can have access to manage operations and approvals. Whereas, the admin can have access to all controls which includes managing operations, approvals, creating restrictions, adding new members and creating new roles etc…
Remote ID rule would allow for drones to broadcast their location, altitude and takeoff and landing information. The FAA has mandated that every drone manufacturer must comply with this rule by September 16th, 2023. As such, compliant drones will be tracked continuously on the AirMatrix system and rogue drones can be easily identified.
AirMatrix also directly integrates Ground-Based Radar data in critical flight corridors to track all non-compliant drones. When these drones are identified, AirMatrix informs law enforcement agencies to employ mitigation measures.
Airmatrix mandates its users to abide by city defined by-laws around data capture. In other words, we make sure no pilot is flying or collecting data that they are not meant to do for their job, ensuring the privacy of their citizens. We do this by advising and warning pilots of any data that they are not supposed to capture. From a traffic management perspective, we cannot control autopilot data streams such as camera feeds of every drone, which is why advisory alerts and warnings are used.
The benefits for the city would be the following:
Libra allows cities to generate revenue through revenue share and granting permits
Safe airspace through Libra leads to improved public perception
Reduction in carbon emissions with the use of drones while also alleviating road congestion
Drone Ready City
Allowing businesses and individuals to operate drones safely
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