Airports are resorting to advanced technology electro-optic and infrared (EO/IR) systems to detect and classify intruders by day or night, increasing safety and levels of collision avoidance.
After a day of attempting to return to normal, given the number of flights disrupted by unknown individuals operating drones in proximity to London’s Gatwick Airport, the airfield was again closed due to drone activity at approximately 1700 on Friday UK time, reopening approximately an hour later.
Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) chief executive and director of aviation safety Shane Carmondy says the number of incidents involving drones has levelled off despite their growing popularity.
New Zealand’s commercial market for drones is booming, largely thanks to a collaborative approach by its Civil Aviation Authority. Its Part 101 consultation rules and Part 102 unmanned aircraft certification…
With the rising use of drones many issues will arise to safely and efficiently accommodate this very different type of airspace user.