With the FAA’s LAANC (Low Altitude Airspace Notification Capability), requests for authorization to fly UAVs in controlled airspace can now be handled in seconds instead of taking weeks or months through the FAA waiver system.
The expansion of this program to new regions in the Southwest is expected to further fuel the growth of drone use in public and private industries in Arizona. Accessing LAANC airspace via Skyward is quick and easy, and it’s enabling companies in Phoenix to get into the air fast. Here are the five main things to know about the rollout of real-time access to PHX controlled airspace, and examples of commercial use of UAS in the region. Continue reading →