The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is committed to the safe integration of drones into the National Airspace System. We know we cannot do it alone. Collaboration with private industry is helping us take important steps forward.
On April 30, Acting FAA Administrator, Dan Elwell, made a public commitment to accelerate the safe integration of drones into our airspace by expanding the Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability (LAANC) nationwide. This month, the final installment of LAANC goes live in the Central North region! LAANC successfully expands to 288 air traffic control facilities and 470 airports across the United States. Drone pilots using LAANC can receive authorization to fly in certain airspace in near real-time.