FAA approves ATA, LLC and Harris team for LAANC operations

ATA, LLC has partnered with Harris Corporation to jointly develop a Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability (LAANC) application and has obtained all FAA-required approvals to offer the service.

“The ATA-Harris LAANC has all the functionalities required by the FAA but also incorporates unique features, such as free-form drawing, which gives pilots the flexibility to define desired operational areas,” according to a company press release. “This creates efficient flight plans that minimize the use of airspace to facilitate FAA approvals. The LAANC application has been in limited operational testing since Harris became an approved USS in July 2018, but it is now broadly available to new beta customers.”

ATA is focused on leveraging advanced data science capabilities in geospatial analysis, semantic integration and automation to address the data-intensive elements of operating drones for commercial and public use. “Combined with our strong background in manned aviation, understanding of complex communications protocols and partnership with Harris, we’ve created the most advanced and easy to use LAANC application,” said Craig Parisot, CEO, ATA, LLC.

George Kirov, vice president and general manager, Commercial UAS Solutions, Harris Electronic Systems, said the LAANC application adds to Harris’ industry leading portfolio of solutions for surveillance, detect-and-avoid (DAA) and command and control (C2), which enable an integrated airspace for manned and unmanned aviation. “By partnering with ATA, we offer a single platform from a credible aviation technology vendor, where UAS pilots can plan and execute complex operations safely and efficiently,” Kirov said.

For more information

www.ata-llc.com and www.ata-llc.com/us.

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