LAANC Authorization

Use LAANC Authorization to request authorization before you fly

DroneDeploy is pleased to announce LAANC Authorization in partnership with Airbus UTM



LAANC Authorization is available to all DroneDeploy users

What is LAANC Authorization?

LAANC is the Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability that provides users the ability to:

  • Check airspace - explore restrictions in your project area.
  • Plan ahead - and request authorization from the FAA up to 30 days before you fly.
  • View and edit upcoming authorizations for all of your projects in DroneDeploy.
  • Automatically Audit all LAANC authorizations and airspace restrictions on every flight.

What Kind Authorizations are Covered?

Airports, special use, national security, temporary flight restrictions, controlled airspace, special DC area, stadiums, national parks, and other LAANC authorized flights are all covered under LAANC Authorization.

How to get Access to the LAANC Integration

In order to gain access to the integration, just navigate to the LAANC Authorization section on the side panel while on the fly tab. Click on the LAANC Authorization section.

From there, click into "Request LAANC".

Once clicked on for the first time the "Request LAANC" button will prompt you to make and account with Airbus UTM

Enter your name and the best mobile number to reach you at. Then accept the Terms and Conditions. Your account will be created.

Steps to Initiate LAANC Authorization

Step 1 First go ahead and Plan your flight as usual in DroneDeploy

Step 2 After creating your flight plan look for the LAANC Dropdown on the left side panel.

Step 4 Once you click on the arrow read the briefing details provided by Airbus UTM to understand the current restrictions

Step 5 Click on View Airspace in order to view the local airspace to see controlled or restricted boundaries

Step 6 You can then look at the local airspace by clicking on the map

Step 7 Finally once you exit out of the map view go ahead and request LAANC approval.

Step 8 Once your Authorization is approved you will see that approval on the LAANC dropdown. You can also press on the edit in Airbus UTM.


1. Does this work on my desktop?
Yes - one of the benefits of LAANC with DroneDeploy is that it works on desktop and mobile devices.

2. Do I have to sign up with Airbus UTM?
Yes, each pilot must complete a one time sign up form. You will need to provide your name and mobile number so that you can be contacted by the control tower if needed.

Updated about a year ago

LAANC Authorization

Use LAANC Authorization to request authorization before you fly

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