ANRA Technologies is excited to announce the addition of the FAA’s Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability (LAANC) to our SmartSkies™ family of UTM and Mission Management platforms for enterprise customers.
SmartSkies™ micro service design is configurable for any regulatory environment, allowing operators to obtain approval for drone flights within controlled or sensitive airspace using a simple mobile application or web portal. It provides real-time, automated processing of airspace authorizations based on criteria set by stakeholders such as Air Navigation Service Providers (ANSPs) or regulators like the FAA. ANRA’s intelligent app checks the airspace for any dynamic and static conflicts, and if none exist, airspace authorization is automatically granted unless further coordination is required, whereupon the pilot receives an alert. Further coordination requests are routed to the relevant stakeholders, allowing multiple levels of coordination that can include airspace controlled by different agencies. The secure cloud-based platform manages pilots and assets anywhere in the world, enabling seamless workflow coordination from the corporate office to the job site. With increased confidence and lower risk, drone program managers will be assured that permitted operations are flown using qualified personnel flying approved equipment for assigned tasks. The platform supports extensive flight automation, including integration into the ANRA SmartSkies™ UTM platform for beyond visual line-of-sight (BVLOS) operations.
ANRA recently successfully completed the LAANC onboarding process and has been designated as an Unmanned Aircraft System Service Supplier (USS) authorized to provide LAANC, a collaboration between FAA and Industry. It directly supports UAS integration into the airspace.
- 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 are operating.
The LAANC capability will be available in the SmartSkies™ application to pilots operating under the FAA ‘s Small UAS Rule (Part 107) and will support both near real-time authorization for operations under 400 feet in controlled airspace around airports or “further coordination request” if users need to fly above the designated altitude ceiling in a UAS Facility Map, up to 400 feet.