ATL’s Drone Flight Over Runway Advances ATLNext

Pioneering project to survey runway at Hartsfield-Jackson

This morning, ATL hosted a drone flight over one of its runways as the first major U.S. airport to attain approval from the Federal Aviation Administration to fly in airfield space. The flight surveyed and documented runway pavement for future maintenance and ATLNext construction.

The data captured in the flights will be combined with topographical information and holographic imaging to identify needed maintenance and plan for the new end-around taxiway that’s part of ATLNext’s airfield projects.

This drone flight is just one of many examples of how ATL is putting the latest technology to use at the world’s busiest airport to ensure continued efficiency and capacity.