As of last week, the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability (LAANC) is nationwide. We wrote about the FAA’s initiation of LAANC in April, with incremental deployment at air traffic facilities and airports, with the final deployment on September 13 (last week). That last deployment occurred in the Central North region of the U.S. Now, LAANC has expanded to 288 air traffic control facilities and 470 airports across the country. Drone pilots using LAANC can receive an authorization to fly in certain restricted airspace in near real-time (as opposed to completing an application through the FAA’s DroneZone and obtaining a waiver for the operation). This is a huge step for the safe and efficient deployment of drones in the national airspace. To learn more about LAANC click here.