It’s Official: Nationwide Expansion of LAANC to 500 More Airports Begins Next Month

After 6 months of being the preferred UAS Service Supplier of digital airspace authorization in U.S. controlled airspace, we know what LAANC means for your drone business: access, safety, growth, and a future for the drone industry.

That’s why we’re thrilled to report that the FAA has officially announced the nationwide expansion of the LAANC program. Beginning in April, digital airspace authorization will be rolled out to nearly 300 air traffic control facilities representing approximately 500 airports across the United States, opening up to 78,000 square miles of airspace for commercial drone operations.

Compared to the manual waiver process, which has 19 steps and takes up to 90 days to process, LAANC authorization to fly in controlled airspace is easy, digital, and available immediately. Authorization requests are submitted with a tap in the AirMap app and approved in seconds.

The expansion will begin in April, with the FAA releasing a new region each month.

April 30: South Central USA – LIVE!

  • AAO Colonel James
  • ABI Abilene Rgnl
  • ABQ Albuquerque Intl Sunport
  • ACT Waco Rgnl
  • ADS Addison
  • AFW Fort Worth Alliance
  • AMA Rick Husband Amarillo Intl
  • AUS Austin-Bergstrom Intl
  • BPT Jack Brooks Rgnl
  • BTR Baton Rouge Metro, Ryan Fld
  • BVO Bartlesville Muni
  • CDS Childress Muni
  • CNM Cavern City Air Trml
  • CNU Chanute Martin Johnson
  • CPS St Louis Downtown
  • CRP Corpus Christi Intl
  • DAL Dallas Love Fld
  • DDC Dodge City Rgnl
  • DFW Dallas-Fort Worth Intl
  • DHT Dalhart Muni
  • DMN Deming Muni
  • DUG Bisbee Douglas Intl
  • DVT Phoenix Deer Valley
  • DWH David Wayne Hooks Mem
  • ELD South Arkansas Rgnl At Goodwin Fld
  • ELP El Paso Intl
  • EMP Emporia Muni
  • EWK Newton-City-Co
  • FFZ Falcon Fld
  • FSM Fort Smith Rgnl
  • FTW Fort Worth Meacham Intl
  • GGG East Texas Rgnl
  • GPT Gulfport-Biloxi Intl
  • GUP Gallup Muni
  • HFJ Monett Rgnl
  • HOU William P Hobby
  • HYS Hays Rgnl
  • IAH George Bush Intcntl/Houston
  • ICT Wichita Dwight D Eisenhower National
  • INK Winkler Co
  • INW Winslow-Lindbergh Rgnl
  • IRK Kirksville Rgnl
  • LBB Lubbock Preston Smith Intl
  • LBL Liberal Mid-America Rgnl
  • LCH Lake Charles Rgnl
  • LFK Angelina Co
  • LFT Lafayette Rgnl/Paul Fournet Fld
  • LIT Bill and Hillary Clinton Natl/Adams Fld
  • LVS Las Vegas Muni
  • LWC Lawrence Muni
  • MAF Midland Intl Air and Space Port
  • MCB Mc Comb/Pike Co/John E Lewis Fld
  • MCI Kansas City Intl
  • MKC Charles B Wheeler Downtown
  • MLC Mc Alester Rgnl
  • MLU Monroe Rgnl
  • MOB Mobile Rgnl
  • MSY Louis Armstrong New Orleans Intl
  • MVN Mount Vernon
  • MWL Mineral Wells
  • NEW Lakefront
  • OKC Will Rogers World
  • PHX Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl
  • PIB Hattiesburg-Laurel Rgnl
  • PNC Ponca City Rgnl
  • PRC Ernest A Love Fld
  • PSX Palacios Muni
  • RKP Aransas Co
  • ROW Roswell Intl Air Center
  • RVS Richard Lloyd Jones Jr
  • SAT San Antonio Intl
  • SDL Scottsdale
  • SGF Springfield-Branson National
  • SHV Shreveport Rgnl
  • SPI Abraham Lincoln Capital
  • STL Lambert-St Louis Intl
  • SUS Spirit of St Louis
  • TCC Tucumcari Muni
  • TCS Truth Or Consequences Muni
  • TUL Tulsa Intl
  • TUS Tucson Intl
  • UIN Quincy Rgnl-Baldwin Fld
  • VBT Bentonville Muni/Louise M Thaden Fld
  • VIH Rolla National

May 24: Western North USA – LIVE!

  • ACV Arcata–Eureka
  • AKO Colorado Plains Rgnl
  • ALS San Luis Valley Rgnl
  • ANI Aniak
  • ANW Ainsworth Rgnl
  • APA Centennial
  • ASE Aspen–Pitkin Co
  • AST Astoria Rgnl
  • BAM Battle Mountain
  • BCE Bryce Canyon
  • BFF Western Nebraska Rgnl
  • BFI Boeing Fld
  • BIL Billings Logan Intl
  • BJC Rocky Mountain Metropolitan
  • BKE Baker City Muni
  • BNO Burns Muni
  • BOI Boise
  • BRW Wiley Post–Will Rogers Memorial
  • BTM Bert Mooney
  • BTT Bettles
  • BYI Burley Muni
  • CDB Cold Bay
  • CDC Cedar City Rgnl
  • CDR Chadron Muni
  • CDV Merle K. (Mudhole) Smith
  • CEC Del Norte Co
  • CEZ Cortez Muni
  • COD Yellowstone Rgnl
  • COE Coeur d’Alene
  • COS Colorado Springs
  • CPR Casper–Natrona County Intl
  • CTB Cut Bank Muni
  • DEN Denver Intl
  • DEW Deer Park
  • DLG Dillingham
  • DLN Dillon
  • DRO Durango–La Plata Co
  • EAT Pangborn Memorial
  • EMM Kemmerer Muni
  • EPH Ephrata Muni
  • EUG Eugene
  • FAI Fairbanks Intl
  • FNL Northern Colorado Rgnl
  • FYU Fort Yukon
  • GAL Edward G. Pitka Sr.
  • GEG Spokane Intl
  • GGW Glasgow
  • GKN Gulkana
  • GLD Goodland Muni
  • GTF Great Falls Intl
  • GUC Gunnison–Crested Butte Rgnl
  • HDN Yampa Valley
  • HIO Hillsboro
  • HLN Helena Rgnl
  • HOM Homer
  • HQM Bowerman
  • HVR Havre City–Co
  • ILI Iliamna
  • ISN Sloulin Field Intl
  • JNU Juneau Intl
  • KSM St. Mary’s
  • KTN Ketchikan Intl
  • LAR Laramie Rgnl
  • LBF North Platte Rgnl
  • LVM Mission Fld
  • LWT Lewistown Muni
  • MCG McGrath
  • MCK McCook Ben Nelson Rgnl
  • MLS Miles City
  • MTJ Montrose Rgnl
  • MWH Grant County Intl
  • OME Nome
  • ONP Newport Muni
  • ORT O.R. Tambo Intl
  • OTZ Ralph Wien Memorial
  • PAE Paine Fld
  • PDX Portland Intl
  • PSC Tri-Cities
  • PUB Pueblo Memorial
  • PUW Pullman–Moscow Rgnl
  • PWT Bremerton National
  • RIL Garfield County Rgnl
  • RIW Riverton Rgnl
  • RKS Southwest Wyoming Rgnl
  • RWL Rawlins Muni
  • SCC Deadhorse
  • SEA Seattle–Tacoma Intl
  • SHR Sheridan Co
  • SIT Sitka Rocky Gutierrez
  • SLC Salt Lake City Intl
  • SNY Sidney Muni
  • TAD Perry Stokes
  • TAL Ralph M. Calhoun Memorial
  • TKA Talkeetna
  • TWF Magic Valley Rgnl
  • UNK Unalakleet
  • VEL Vernal Rgnl
  • VTN Miller Fld
  • WRL Worland Muni
  • YAK Yakutat

June 21: Western South USA – LIVE!

  • APC Napa Co
  • BFL Meadows Fld
  • BIH Bishop
  • BLH Blythe
  • BUR Bob Hope
  • CCR Buchanan Fld
  • CMA Camarillo
  • CNO Chino
  • CRQ McClellan-Palomar
  • EED Needles
  • EMT San Gabriel Valley
  • FAT Fresno Yosemite Intl
  • GCN Grand Canyon National Park
  • HNL Daniel K Inouye Intl
  • HWD Hayward Exec
  • IPL Imperial Co
  • ITO Hilo Intl
  • LAS McCarran Intl
  • LAX Los Angeles Intl
  • LGB Long Beach
  • LNY Lanai
  • LVK Livermore Muni
  • MCC McClellan Airfield
  • MCE Merced Rgnl
  • MMH Mammoth Yosemite
  • MRY Monterey Rgnl
  • MUE Waimea-Kohala
  • MYF Montgomery-Gibbs Exec
  • MYV Yuba Co
  • OAK Oakland Intl
  • OGG Kahului
  • ONT Ontario Intl
  • PAO Palo Alto
  • POC Brackett Fld
  • PRB Paso Robles Muni
  • PSP Palm Springs Intl
  • RBL Red Bluff Muni
  • RHV Reid-Hillview
  • SAN San Diego Intl
  • SBA Santa Barbara Muni
  • SCK Stockton Metro
  • SEE Gillespie Fld
  • SFO San Francisco Intl
  • SGU St George Rgnl
  • SMF Sacramento Intl
  • SMO Santa Monica Muni
  • SNA John Wayne
  • STS Charles M Schulz – Sonoma Co
  • TOA Zamperini Fld
  • TPH Tonopah
  • TRM Jacqueline Cochran Rgnl
  • TVL Lake Tahoe
  • UKI Ukiah Muni
  • VGT North Las Vegas
  • VIS Visalia Muni

July 19: Eastern South USA – LIVE!

  • AGS Augusta Rgnl At Bush Fld
  • AMG Bacon Co
  • ANB Anniston Rgnl
  • AND Anderson Rgnl
  • ATL Hartsfield – Jackson Atlanta Intl
  • AVL Asheville Rgnl
  • AYS Waycross-Ware Co
  • BHM Birmingham-Shuttlesworth Intl
  • BNA Nashville Intl
  • BQK Brunswick Golden Isles
  • BWG Bowling Green-Warren Co Rgnl
  • CAE Columbia Metro
  • CHA Lovell Fld
  • CHS Charleston AFB/Intl
  • CLT Charlotte/Douglas Intl
  • CSG Columbus
  • CSV Crossville Mem-Whitson Fld
  • DAB Daytona Beach
  • DKX Knoxville Downtown Island
  • DYR Dyersburg Rgnl
  • FLL Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood Intl
  • FLO Florence Rgnl
  • FPR Treasure Coast Intl
  • FSM Fort Smith Rgnl
  • FXE Fort Lauderdale Exec
  • GSO Piedmont Triad Intl
  • GSP Greenville Spartanburg Intl
  • HOT Memorial Fld
  • HRO Boone Co
  • HSV Huntsville Intl-Carl T Jones Fld
  • JAN Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers Intl
  • JAX Jacksonville Intl
  • JBR Jonesboro Muni
  • LIT Bill and Hillary Clinton Natl/Adams Fld
  • MAZ Eugenio Maria De Hostos
  • MCO Orlando Intl
  • MEM Memphis Intl
  • MGM Montgomery Rgnl (Dannelly Fld)
  • MSL Northwest Alabama Rgnl
  • MYR Myrtle Beach Intl
  • ORL Executive
  • PBF Grider Fld
  • PBI Palm Beach Intl
  • PDK Dekalb-Peachtree
  • PIE St Pete-Clearwater Intl
  • PSE Mercedita
  • RSW Southwest Florida Intl
  • SAV Savannah/Hilton Head Intl
  • SFB Orlando Sanford Intl
  • SJU Luis Munoz Marin Intl
  • SPA Spartanburg Downtown Mem
  • SRQ Sarasota/Bradenton Intl
  • SSI McKinnon St Simons Island
  • TLH Tallahassee Intl
  • TMB Miami Exec
  • TNT Dade-Collier Training and Transition
  • TPA Tampa Intl
  • TRI Tri-Cities
  • TYS Mc Ghee Tyson
  • VBT Bentonville Muni/Louise M Thaden Fld
  • VRB Vero Beach Rgnl

August 16: Eastern North USA – LIVE!

  • ABE Lehigh Valley Intl
  • ACK Nantucket Mem
  • ACY Atlantic City Intl
  • ALB Albany Intl
  • AUG Augusta State
  • AVP Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Intl
  • BDL Bradley Intl
  • BED Laurence G. Hanscom Fld
  • BGM Greater Binghamton
  • BGR Bangor Intl
  • BHB Hancock Co-Bar Harbor
  • BOS Logan Intl
  • BTV Burlington Intl
  • CDW Essex Co
  • CON Concord Muni
  • DAN Danville Rgnl
  • ELM Elmira/Corning Rgnl
  • FAY Fayetteville Rgnl
  • FRG Republic
  • GFL The Floyd Bennett Mem
  • HPN Westchester Co
  • HSP Ingalls Fld
  • HUL Houlton Intl
  • ILG New Castle
  • ILM Wilmington Intl
  • ISP Long Island MacArthur
  • JFK John F. Kennedy Intl
  • MDT Harrisburg Intl
  • MHT Manchester–Boston Rgnl
  • MIV Millville Executive
  • MMU Morristown Muni
  • MPV Edward F. Knapp State
  • MSS Massena Intl
  • OAJ Albert J Ellis
  • ORF Norfolk Intl
  • PGV Pitt-Greenville
  • PHF Newport News/Williamsburg Intl
  • PHL Philadelphia Intl
  • PNE Northeast Philadelphia
  • POU Hudson Valley Rgnl
  • PQI Presque Isle Intl
  • PVD T. F. Green
  • PWM Portland Intl Jetport
  • RDG Reading Regional
  • RDU Raleigh–Durham Intl
  • RIC Richmond Intl
  • ROA Roanoke-Blacksburg Rgnl
  • RWI Rocky Mount-Wilson Rgnl
  • SHD Shenandoah Valley Rgnl
  • SYR Syracuse Hancock Intl
  • TEB Teterboro
  • THV York

September 13: Central North USA – LIVE!

  • AGC Allegheny Co
  • AKR Akron Fulton Intl
  • ALO Waterloo Rgnl
  • AMW Ames Muni
  • ARB Ann Arbor Muni
  • ARR Aurora Muni
  • AZO Kalamazoo/Battle Creek Intl
  • BEH Southwest Michigan Rgnl
  • BFD Bradford Rgnl
  • BIS Bismarck Muni
  • BKW Raleigh Co Mem
  • BLF Mercer Co
  • BRL Southeast Iowa Rgnl
  • BUF Buffalo Niagara Intl
  • CAK Akron-Canton Rgnl
  • CID The Eastern Iowa
  • CKB North Central West Virginia
  • CLE Cleveland-Hopkins Intl
  • CMH John Glenn Columbus Intl
  • CMI University of Illinois-Willard
  • CRW Yeager
  • CWI Clinton Muni
  • DAY James M Cox Dayton Intl
  • DLH Duluth Intl
  • DPA Dupage
  • DSM Des Moines Intl
  • DTW Detroit Metro Wayne Co
  • DUJ Dubois Rgnl
  • DVN Davenport Muni
  • EKN Elkins-Randolph Co-Jennings Randolph Fld
  • ERI Erie Intl/Tom Ridge Fld
  • EVV Evansville Rgnl
  • FAR Hector Intl
  • FCM Flying Cloud
  • FDY Findlay
  • FKL Venango Rgnl
  • FNT Bishop Intl
  • FSD Joe Foss Fld
  • FWA Fort Wayne Intl
  • GBG Galesburg Muni
  • GFK Grand Forks Intl
  • GRB Green Bay-Austin Straubel Intl
  • GRR Gerald R Ford Intl
  • HIB Range Rgnl
  • HTS Tri-State/Milton J Ferguson Fld
  • HUF Terre Haute Intl-Hulman Fld
  • IKV Ankeny Rgnl
  • IND Indianapolis Intl
  • INL Falls Intl-Einarson Fld
  • JHW Chautauqua Co/Jamestown
  • LAF Purdue University
  • LAN Capital Region Intl
  • LEX Blue Grass
  • LNR Tri-Co Rgnl
  • LOU Bowman Fld
  • LOZ London-Corbin Arpt-Magee Fld
  • MBS Mbs Intl
  • MDW Chicago Midway Intl
  • MFD Mansfield Lahm Rgnl
  • MIC Crystal
  • MKE General Mitchell Intl
  • MKG Muskegon Co
  • MLI Quad City Intl
  • MRJ Iowa Co
  • MSN Dane Co Rgnl-Truax Fld
  • MSP Minneapolis-St Paul Intl/Wold-Chamberlain
  • MUT Muscatine Muni
  • ORD Chicago O’Hare Intl
  • OTM Ottumwa Rgnl
  • PIA General Downing-Peoria Intl
  • PIT Pittsburgh Intl
  • PTK Oakland Co Intl
  • PWK Chicago Exec
  • RFD Chicago/Rockford Intl
  • ROC Greater Rochester Intl
  • RST Rochester Intl
  • SBN South Bend Intl
  • SDF Louisville Intl-Standiford Fld
  • SME Lake Cumberland Rgnl
  • STP St Paul Downtown Holman Fld
  • SUX Sioux Gateway/Col Bud Day Fld
  • TNU Newton Muni-Earl Johnson Fld
  • TOL Toledo Express
  • TVC Cherry Capital
  • YIP Willow Run
  • YNG Youngstown-Warren Rgnl
  • ZZV Zanesville Muni

October 11: Additional Airports – LIVE!

  • HEF Manassas Rgnl Airport (Washington, DC)
  • STT Cyril E. King (Charlotte Amalie, VI)

Drone pilots near select airports in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Illinois, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas will be first to get started with LAANC authorization this spring. If you’re in another location, don’t worry! Your state isn’t far behind. The full rollout is expected to be completed by the fall.

You can request digital airspace authorization from the AirMap app, and from our deep linking partners 3DR, Betterview, ConvergeDroneDeploy, DroneUpMeasure, and SkyWatch.Ai. (To integrate LAANC authorization from AirMap into your application, learn more here and visit airmap.com/deep-linking to get started.)

For more on the program check out our “Everything you need to know about LAANC” webinar. In it, we discuss topics ranging from the different Part 107 regulations to how to obtain digital airspace authorization using the AirMap for Drones mobile application. And to learn how AirMap makes digital airspace authorization capabilities available to remote pilots worldwide, visit www.airmap.com/utm.

 

By |2018-10-29T15:27:04+00:00March 6th, 2018|Blog, LAANC, News|
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