– FAA ASSESSES AUTOMATED DRONE AUTHORISATION PROTOTYPE

THE USA Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is assessing a prototype automated drone airspace authorisation system designed to automatically approve flights in specific airspace below designated altitudes. It has deployed this ‘Low Altitude Authorisation and Notification Capability’ (LAANC) system at several air traffic facilities to enable testing. The FAA has approved operators AirMap and Skyward to provide these services thus far and may sign agreements with additional providers during the trial, which will last until next Spring. A national beta test ...


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