ATA, LLC Partners with Harris Corporation to Deliver LAANC Services to the UAS Industry

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    TYSONS, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–lt;a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/ai?src=hash” target=”_blank”gt;#ailt;/agt;–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.

    Highlights

    • Harris approved by Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) as a UAS
      Service Supplier (USS) of Low Altitude Authorization and Notification
      Capability (LAANC)
    • Available immediately to customers requiring aviation-grade
      performance from a trusted provider
    • Offers advanced features, such as free-form drawing of flight
      operational areas

    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.

    Contacts

    Craig Parisot
    ATA, LLC
    [email protected]
    703.459.9993