Record 147% Year-Over-Year Growth

Today we’re excited to announce that in September 2021 the Aloft UTM powered 70% of the monthly LAANC authorization requests, making Aloft the largest LAANC UAS Service Supplier for both recreational and commercial operators. By leveraging our patented programmatic Dynamic Airspace platform, we were able to seamlessly and securely scale our operations to meet increased customer demand from commercial, recreational, law enforcement, and government users.

According to the FAA monthly report, there were less than 40,000 LAANC requests in September, over a 10% decrease month-over-month. Aloft powered over 25,000 authorization requests in the month, for a 14% month-over-month increase, with 92% of the increase coming from Part 107 operators. LAANC at night has been another driving force for more activity from commercial operators. Since launching v5 of LAANC in August, we’ve seen roughly 10% of all Part 107 LAANC authorizations utilizing nighttime operations.

Aloft Powered 70% of the monthly LAANC authorization requests in September 2021

In addition, on September 7th we introduced Notify & Fly for B4UFLY and by the end of the month, users generated more than 3,600 anonymous airspace notifications. We’re encouraged by this initial adoption and will continue to evolve the experience based on user feedback to enable more data sharing and flight activity across Aloft’s UTM.

More broadly for B4UFLY across iOS, Android and web, users made 2.4M searches in Q3 2021, up 55% year-over-year. We’ll continue to look for ways to scale adoption of B4UFLY as the ultimate call to action for drone pilots and airspace stakeholders to come together for maximum airspace safety and situational awareness.