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RELEASE – New App Helps Commercial Drones Quickly Take Flight

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RENO, Nev. – Want real-time approval to fly your commercial drone in the Reno-Tahoe area? There’s now an app for that.

Reno-Tahoe International Airport (RNO) is one of four medium-sized (Class C) commercial airports in the nation that is taking part in a pilot program that will allow Federal Aviation Administration approved Part 107 Drone Operators to obtain almost real-time approval to fly their drones. The program is designed to provide business drone operators with fast processing of airspace notifications and automatic approval of requests that are below approved altitudes in controlled airspace.

Part 107 drone operators are using their drones for business purposes and the app is designed to make what has been a sometimes lengthy approval process now move quickly and safely. To begin the process of obtaining the app, operators can go to:

The app is not intended for recreational or hobby users of drones.

Marily Mora, President/CEO of RNO, said the app is a great step forward for business. “The drone industry in Nevada is growing rapidly and both Reno-Tahoe International and Reno-Stead Airport are at the forefront of the new technology,” Mora said. “This app now becomes a business tool that will help this new industry reach new heights.”


The Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority receives no state or local funding. All operating revenues are derived from tenant and concession fees. The Reno-Tahoe International Airport (RNO) is the 66th busiest commercial airport in the United States, with 3.6 million passengers per year. For more details, visit