AstraUTM is an FAA-approved UAS Service Supplier (USS) of the FAA’s Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability (LAANC).

What is LAANC ?

LAANC is the Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability, a collaboration between Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and private companies like AstraUTM to safely integrate small drones into the national airspace. Through the AstraUTM LAANC application drone pilots may request airspace authorizations for flights in controlled airspace at, or below 400 feet.

AstraUTM is available to both Recreational Flyers and Commercial (Part 107) drone pilots. We offer near real-time airspace authorizations and further coordination.

LAANC is only available in the United States.

LAANC provides:
  • Drone pilots with access to controlled airspace at or below 400 feet.
  • Awareness of where pilots can and cannot fly.
  • Air Traffic Professionals with visibility into where and when drones will operate.
AstraUTM is an FAA-approved UAS Service Supplier (USS) through which drone operators can apply for airspace authorizations in controlled airspace. LAANC enables automation for the application and approval process of airspace authorizations. Requests are checked against multiple airspace data sources in the FAA UAS Data Exchange such as UAS Facility Maps, Special Use Airspace data, Airports and Airspace Classes, as well as Temporary Flight Restrictions (TFRs) and Notices to Airmissions (NOTAMs). If approved, pilots can receive their authorization in near-real time.

AstraUTM LAANC Applications.

Drone operators can access LAANC Automation Platform using AstraUTM’s mobile applications available for both iOS and Android platforms.

Check out the below video to learn how to use our mobile applications.

Download the iOS application here

Download the Android application here

How and when can drone pilots use LAANC ?

  • Drone pilots planning to fly under 400 feet in controlled airspace around airports must receive airspace authorization from the FAA before they fly.
  • LAANC automates the application and approval process for airspace authorizations and is available to pilots operating under the Small UAS Rule Part 107 or under the exception for Recreational Flyers.
  • To qualify under Part 107, you must register your drone and hold a Remote Pilot Certificate.
  • Recreational flyers must take The Recreational UAS Safety Test (TRUST) before they fly.
  • Through LAANC, drone pilots can request airspace authorization up to 90 days before their planned operation.
Visit AstraUTM LAANC Terms of Operation for more information.

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