Final wave of FAA LAANC airspace authorizations goes live in central north USA

On 13 September the Federal Aviation Administration announced the final wave of immediate airspace authorizations of the LAANC (Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability) programme has gone live. Wave 6: Central North USA went live for the central north region of the US which includes airports in the states of Minneapolis, Ohio, Kentucky, West Virginia, North & South Dakota and a few others.

LAANC provides near real-time processing of airspace authorization requests for unmanned aircraft (UAS) operators nationwide. The system has been introduced incrementally at nearly 300 air traffic facilities covering approximately 500 airports. The beta expansion follows successful evaluation of a prototype LAANC system last November.

The following companies have completed the technical steps required and entered into agreement with the FAA to provide LAANC Services:

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