Altitude Angel, the world’s foremost unmanned traffic management (UTM) technology provider, today announced it has expanded access to its implantation of the Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability (L.A.A.N.C.) service in its products, meaning its U.S.-based commercial drone pilots can now use the company’s capabilities to access airspace at around 600 U.S. airports – free of charge.
Part 107 (Commercial) operations can now gain L.A.A.N.C. approval through Altitude Angel’s DroneSafetyMap.com without any need to visit a third-party platform.
On the expansion of the L.A.A.N.C. capability, Richard Parker, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Altitude Angel said: “We’re pleased to be bringing L.A.A.N.C. capability to our commercial pilots flying in the United States. While we’ve had L.A.A.N.C. technology available for a number of months, this release puts it front and centre in our product portfolio, making access quick and easy, so anyone wanting to seek L.A.A.N.C. approval can now do so via DroneSafetyMap.com.”
In addition, Altitude Angel’s implementation of L.A.A.N.C. means pilots can quickly check their ‘options’ before submitting a full authorisation request and make any adjustments in a streamlined process to maximise their chances of securing approval.
Altitude Angel was initially approved by the Federal Aviation Authority (F.A.A.) as a UAS Service Supplier (U.S.S.) of the L.A.A.N.C. in October of last year.
The expansion of the L.A.A.N.C. authorisation service follows Altitude Angel’s recent announcement of an industry alliance with Pierce Aerospace, the U.S. based remote identification system supplier, with the goal to bring automated drone flight a step closer.
About Altitude Angel:
Altitude Angel was founded by Richard Parker in 2014 and is headquartered in Reading, UK.
Altitude Angel’s developer platform is open and available to all at https://developers.altitudeangel.com.
GuardianUTM enables drone manufacturers and software developers to connect into a rich, dynamic source of accurate, authoritative and relevant information to support geofencing, while offering enhanced UTM capabilities such as a single interface to multi-country flight authorisation.
The system is being deployed by NATS, the UK’s main air navigation service provider, and was demonstrated as part of ‘Operation Zenith’ in 2018, offering enhanced airport safeguarding and automated approvals to fly in controlled airspace. Altitude Angel is now bringing online functionality to enable drone pilots anywhere in the world to get 1-click access to controlled airspace.
Its companion product, GuardianUTM O/S, supports all the functionality required to deliver national-grade drone traffic management capabilities to any country that wishes to safely unlock the potential of drones.
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