We’ll be gradually releasing a new Airspace and LAANC authorization capability in DroneDeploy over these next few days. The benefits over existing methods are as follows:
- Integrated into our UI - you can check airspace and see granted authorizations inside the dronedeploy projects view, and see if your flight plan is currently valid.
- Automatically auditable - we record any authorization responses from Airbus UTM, so and our enterprise customers will be able to report on them.
- Desktop and mobile friendly - The interface is designed to work across the desktop and mobile planning UI so you can plan ahead from the comfort of your desk.
We’re rolling out slowly - so some people will see it before others. The first 10% of users will see it this week, but you may need to wait until the end of June for everyone to have access.
This project is in partnership with Airbus UTM, who are the USS on record with the FAA. The actual flight briefing data and the legal authorizations (including confirmation emails) will come from them.
To learn more about this new capability, check out our LAANC & Airspace help documentation on the subject, but feel free to post here about any issues or challenges you see with the feature.
LAANC access is free, and by the end of June we expect it will be available to all our pilots when flying in the USA. Enterprise Customers can request early access from their account manager or customer success manager.