LAANC Turned Off At 6 Airports

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

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

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Admin Tim Trott is a Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) certified instructor (#329775) and has passed the FAA exam for Fundamentals of Instruction. In addition, he holds a Section 333 Exemption (#11636) and is a member of Flight Instructors of North America (FSANA) as well as AUVSI, AMA, AOPA, ALEA, and EAA and is also a student pilot.