ATA, LLC has partnered with Harris Corporation to provide
safety-critical aerospace management solutions for the fast-growing
unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) industry. Under the arrangement, ATA and
Harris jointly developed LAANC and obtained all FAA-required approvals
to offer the service.
Harris approved by Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) as a UAS
Service Supplier (USS) of Low Altitude Authorization and Notification
Available immediately to customers requiring aviation-grade
performance from a trusted provider
Offers advanced features, such as free-form drawing of flight
LAANC enables drone operators and manned aircraft to share controlled
airspace by automating the application and approval process for airspace
authorizations. Requests are checked against multiple FAA and National
Airspace System (NAS) data sources. If approved, pilots receive their
authorization via LAANC in near-real time.
Drone pilots operating under the Small UAS Rule Part 107 who want to fly
in controlled airspace around airports are already required to obtain
prior FAA authorizations, either through LAANC or by directly contacting
the FAA. Beginning in September, all drone operators, including
hobbyists, will be required to file using LAANC.
The ATA-Harris LAANC has all the functionalities required by the FAA but
also incorporates unique features, such as free-form drawing, which
gives pilots the flexibility to define desired operational areas. This
creates efficient flight plans that minimize the use of airspace to
facilitate FAA approvals.
The LAANC application has been in limited operational testing since
Harris became an approved USS in July 2018, but it is now broadly
available to new beta customers.
ATA is focused on leveraging advanced data science capabilities in
geospatial analysis, semantic integration and automation to address the
data-intensive elements of operating drones for commercial and public
use. “Combined with our strong background in manned aviation,
understanding of complex communications protocols and partnership with
Harris, we’ve created the most advanced and easy to use LAANC
application,” said Craig Parisot, CEO, ATA, LLC.
George Kirov, vice president and general manager, Commercial UAS
Solutions, Harris Electronic Systems, said the LAANC application adds to
Harris’ industry leading portfolio of solutions for surveillance,
detect-and-avoid (DAA) and command and control (C2), which enable an
integrated airspace for manned and unmanned aviation. “By partnering
with ATA, we offer a single platform from a credible aviation technology
vendor, where UAS pilots can plan and execute complex operations safely
and efficiently,” Kirov said.
Both Harris Corporation and ATA are exhibiting at AUVSI Xponential 2019
in Chicago, Illinois, from April 30 to May 2.
About ATA, LLC
ATA, LLC is the Full Stack Data Science Company focused on unifying
infrastructure, data and analytics to ease the creation of data products
by focusing on solution design and the deployment of functional
capabilities. ATA leverages a suite of knowledge products and focus
offerings designed to meet partners wherever they are in their pursuit
of modernization. ATA Unmanned Systems is an embodiment of ATA’s drive
towards automation and information integration to address common
challenges facing commercial fleet operators and the public sector. For
more information, please visit ATA, LLC www.ata-llc.com
or ATA Unmanned Systems www.ata-llc.com/us.