United States: some drones authorized near airports
Nine authorized UAV companies
This is a security concern for many airports. The drones and the potential for accidents that they could represent still close many doors on them. However, in the United States, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has recently amended its legislation to provide more opportunities for commercial pilots.
Through an initiative called “Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability (LAANC)” It aims to allow nine companies to fly in controlled areas such as airports. Among the authorized companies are DJI, Airbus and Aeronyde, to name the most important ones.
This authorization does not apply to all users. Only those with a degree in drone flying can request in real time or almost in real time a clearance to enter an airspace. This kind of request could take months before. In the end, this situation is similar to that of aircraft that have to request permission to land.