FAA’s LAANC Compliance Rate Very Low According To Aloft
Only 20% to 30% of drone flights in controlled airspace have LAANC authorization, according to new research from drone service provider Aloft. This number is likely so low because DJI, the largest drone maker in the world, quit the FAA program because of concerns about data security and rising political tensions with China.
The Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability (LAANC) program was established by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to provide civilian drone operators access to a streamlined method for flying in regulated airspace and close to 750 airports by entering drone flight details into a mobile app and receiving a near real-time response.
LAANC replaces an inefficient, out-of-date system that required manual approval. But to take part in the program, drone owners need to choose a LAANC supplier.
Aloft, which handled more than 84% of the 43,000 Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability (LAANC) requests that the Federal…