Altitude Angel’s LAANC service available to US users

 Unmanned traffic management (UTM) technology provider Altitude Angel has expanded access to its implantation of the Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability (LAANC) service in its products, meaning its US-based commercial drone pilots can now use its capabilities to access airspace at around 600 US airports – free of charge.

On the expansion of the LAANCcap ability, Richard Parker,  founder and chief executive  of Altitude Angel said: “We’re pleased to be bringing LAANC capability to our commercial pilots flying in the United States. While we’ve had LAANC technology available for a number of months, this release puts it front and centre in our product portfolio, making access quick and easy, so anyone wanting to seek LAANC approval can now do so via DroneSafetyMap.com.”

In addition, Altitude Angel’s implementation of LAANC means pilots can quickly check their ‘options’ before submitting a full authorisation request and make any adjustments in a streamlined process to maximise their chances of securing approval.

Altitude Angel was initially approved by the Federal Aviation Authority as a UAS Service Supplier (USS) of the LAANC in October of last year.

The expansion of the LAANC authorisation service follows Altitude Angel’s recent announcement of an industry alliance with Pierce Aerospace, the US based remote identification system supplier, with the goal to bring automated drone flight a step closer.