LAANC Turned Off At 6 Airports

LAANC Turned Off At 6 Airports
July 12, 2018 No Comments LAANC,Public Safety Tim Trott

We have learned from the FAA that, due to complications with inconsistent ownership boundaries on UAS facility maps, the FAA has decided to temporarily turn off LAANC capabilities at the following airports:

  • Dallas Love Field Airport (DAL)
  • William P. Hobby Airport (HOU)
  • Dulles International Airport (IAD)
  • Baltimore-Washington International Airport (BWI)
  • Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR)
  • LaGuardia Airport (LGA)

The FAA is actively working on a solution to bring LAANC back to these areas – if you do frequent business in any of these regions, we suggest applying for a wide area authorization as soon as possible.

We understand how frustrating this is for those of you who have customers relying on your services in these areas, and we’re sharing the urgency for a fix with the FAA. Resolving this boundary issue during the beta test phase will allow the FAA to better manage a wider rollout of LAANC in the future. As we learn more, we’ll keep you updated via e-mail, our blog, and in-app notifications.

Matt Fanelli
Director of Strategy
Skyward, a Verizon company

About The Author
Tim Trott Tim Trott is an FDLE certified instructor (#329775), and Certified Remote Pilot. and also passed the FAA Fundamentals of Instruction and Ground School exam and was granted one of the first 400 Section 333 Exemptions. As a writer, Tim has several books and e-books on Amazon.com, including FAA 107 UAG Remote Pilot Study Guide, The Droner's Guide (#15 in its category) and Out of the Blue - The Life and Legend of Kirby 'Sky King' Grant. Many of these courses are available for on-site training through TrainingForceUSA.com. Tim Trott has conducted training courses in Boston, Mass., Texas City and Wichita Falls, Texas, as well as Broward College in Ft. Lauderdale, Valencia Community College in Orlando, Pat Thomas Law Enforcement Academy in Tallahassee, and Gulf Coast Public Service Academy in Panama City, Florida. Between online and on-site training, Tim Trot has trained close to 1,000 students in various aspects of small Umanned Aircraft Systems operation.