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FAA facility map data now available online, in-app and in our developer APIS with pre-filled waiver forms

We are pleased to announce the release of ‘FAA Facility Maps’ data across our platform (online, in-app and in our developer APIs). This data can be used by drone pilots operating under Part 107 rules to determine whether their operation is likely to be approved or rejected by local authorities when requesting exemptions to operate within controlled airspace.

The data describes a series of vertical extents within controlled airspace, above which it is likely the authorities will reject permission to fly. Note that permission is not granted automatically, even if your flight ceiling is under the specified limit.

To see the data, make sure you have selected ‘Part 107’ regulations from the filter menu (this will enable the ‘FAA Facility Data’ checkbox, which you can then enable).

Note that the FAA have not yet published grids for every volume of airspace, so if you want to check out the new data, take a look at Aniak airport:

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Aniak Airport, without FAA Facility Map data

With the FAA Facility Data checkbox enabled, we will now display the grid data for regions it is available. Each of these boxes has a maximum altitude associated with it:

Aniak Airport, with FAA Facility Map data switched on

Clicking on the grid will items will display the maximum altitude together with other information that you will find useful if you fill in the FAA waiver form – e.g. the latitude and longitude in degrees, minutes and seconds for the area you clicked, the aerodrome’s ICAO code and the airspace class:

Clicking one of the boxes in the region will display all the relevant information you will need to complete the waiver form and translate the latitude and longitude of your target area into degress, minutes and seconds.

There is also a link to the waiver form that will open in a new tab.

We hope you find this information useful.

Altitude Angel

Altitude Angel

Altitude Angel is an award-winning provider of UTM (Unified Traffic Management) software, enabling those planning to operate, or develop UTM/U-Space solutions, to quickly integrate robust data and services with minimum effort.

From a consistent, well-documented and standards-based platform, drone manufacturers such as DJI and cutting-edge software developers around the world use our Developer Platform to obtain rich, relevant and local geofencing data, exchange and share flight plans, de-conflict their own flights in real-time and interface with national flight authorisation systems. A growing portfolio of enhanced capabilities help our customers to comply with current and future regulations and interface with changing national systems with only minimal effort.

Altitude Angel’s first party solutions also power some of the world’s leading ANSPs, aviation authorities and Enterprises, including LVNL (Netherlands) and Avinor (Norway), empowering them with new capabilities to safely manage and integrate drone traffic into national operations.

Today, Altitude Angel’s market-defining technology is providing a critical, enabling service on which the future of UTM, especially in controlled airspace, will be built across the globe.

By unlocking the potential of drones and helping national aviation authorities, ANSPs, developers and enterprise organisations, Altitude Angel is establishing new services to support the growth in the drone industry.

In 2021 Altitude Angel won a prestigious Air Traffic Management (ATM) Magazine Award in the ‘UTM Service Suppliers’ category, which recognises pioneering technologies and procedures developed by UTM service suppliers to advance safety and complex operations, for its Pop-Up UTM platform.  Read more about the awards here.

Altitude Angel was founded by Richard Parker in 2014 and is headquartered in Reading, UK.

Altitude Angel’s developer platform is open and available to all at https://developers.altitudeangel.com.

 

For further information please contact:

Stephen Farmer, Altitude Angel, Head of Corporate Communications & PR

+44 (0)118 391 3503

[email protected]