Unmanned Traffic Management (UTM) company Aloft reports record 147% year-over-year growth in its latest blog. The company claims to be the largest Low Altitude Authorisation and Notification Capability (LAANC) provider for both recreational and commercial operators. The company’s patented Dynamic Airspace platform is used by commercial, recreational, law enforcement, and government customers.
According to the FAA monthly report, there were less than 40,000 LAANC requests in September, over a 10% decrease month-over-month. Aloft powered over 25,000 authorization requests in the month, for a 14% month-over-month increase, with 92% of the increase coming from Part 107 operators. LAANC at night has been another driving force for more activity from commercial operators. Since launching v5 of LAANC in August, Aloft has seen roughly 10% of all Part 107 LAANC authorizations utilizing nighttime operations.
Aloft introduced Notify & Fly for the FAA B4UFLY application, and reports by the end of the month, users generated more than 3,600 anonymous airspace notifications. More broadly for B4UFLY across iOS, Android and web, users made 2.4M searches in Q3 2021, up 55% year-over-year. Aloft continues to look for ways to scale adoption of B4UFLY as the ultimate call to action for drone pilots and airspace stakeholders to come together for maximum airspace safety and situational awareness.
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