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FAA Needs More UAS Service Suppliers for Automated Drone Authorization System

The Federal Aviation Administration looks to partner with additional service providers that can support the agency’s Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability.

LAANC is designed to automate the process for managing applications of unmanned aircraft system operators who aim to fly their drones within controlled airspace, FAA said Tuesday.

The application period for potential LAANC service providers and suppliers will run from April 16 through May 16.

FAA noted the non-standard government acquisition will not include a screening information request and a request for proposal.

The agency fielded a LAANC prototype in October last year for evaluation and announced plans to conduct a nationwide beta test that will involve 300 air traffic facilities and up to 500 airports through September.

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