PIA - Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability (LAANC) System - October 15, 2018
Individual members of the public who wish to fly UAS weighing less than 55 lbs. (small UAS or sUAS) who do not meet the requirements established in 49 U.S.C. §44809 for recreational sUAS and are not engaged in air carrier operations must comply with FAA regulations at 14 C.F.R. part 107. This involves, among other requirements, that the part 107 remote pilot (i.e., part 107 operator) request and receive authorization from the FAA before flying their sUAS in controlled airspace. The FAA developed the Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability (LAANC) to help process requests for authorizations. LAANC creates an automated way for individuals to conduct sUAS operations in controlled airspace. LAANC relies on a private-public partnership between the FAA and UAS Service Suppliers (USSs). As required by the E‑Government Act of 2002, Section 208, the FAA is publishing this Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) to inform the public of the privacy risks and mitigation strategies associated with the FAA’s collection, use, dissemination, and retention of Personally Identifiable Information (PII) resulting from LAANC.