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Flawed BBC Drone Documentary Does Further Damage to UK Drone…

Commentary.  The UK drone industry has taken a beating in recent weeks. First, the head of Unmanned Traffic Management at NATS, Andy Sage, took it upon himself to categorize drone pilots as either “clueless, careless, and criminal” in a parliamentary hearing – a mistake he has since apologized for. And …

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Flights Were Grounded At Dublin Airport After Another Drone …

It’s happened again. Following high-profile disruption after drone sightings at London Gatwick, London Heathrow, Newark Liberty and, most recently, Dubai International airport, another has grounded air traffic. This time it was at Dublin airport in Ireland, where flights were delayed for around half an hour after a pilot spotted a …

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UK Aerospace Scientist: Gatwick Was Unprepared & Incident Wa…

As the dust settles over the drone incident at London’s Gatwick airport before Christmas, officials seem no closer to understanding what happened, who was responsible or even if anyone actually was responsible. Iain Gray, director of aerospace at Cranfield University, took time out this week to speak at a briefing at …

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DJI Urges Caution in Drone Incident Evaluation & UK Council …

Citizens of the UK are seeing drones everywhere these days. Even though there have been more confirmed sightings of the Loch Ness monster than images recorded of the drones supposedly running riot at London’s airports. Still, as the fallout from Gatwick continues and events unravel, police remain adamant that a …

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UK Government Releases Report on Drone Regulation Consultati…

The UK Government has announced its intention to move forward with plans to extend existing regulations around drone use. The report, published in response to a consultation with various industry stakeholders in 2018, outlines new police powers to tackle drones misuse and more. You can read the consultation report in full, here. …

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Apparent Drone Sighting Halts Departures at London Heathrow

A matter of days after London Gatwick was shut for 36 hours following reports of drones flying above the airport, reported drone sightings have halted departures at Heathrow, London’s busiest airport. The situation does not appear to be as serious as that which unfolded at Gatwick in late December. We …

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UK Ministry of Defence Withdraws Military Counter-Drone Tech…

The UK’s Ministry of Defence has taken the decision to withdraw military personnel and equipment from London’s Gatwick airport. The measures were deployed in the run-up to Christmas after drone sightings near the airfield grounded air traffic and led to 1,000 flight cancellations over the course of 36 chaotic hours. 140,000 …

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Media Coverage in the Drone Industry: Perspective Needed

[ad_1] A media clip used in a BBC News section about the excessive amount of medicine in UK prisons Working in DJI’s communications division should include its ups and downs. Being the producer synonymous with the trade means you get loads of free publicity each time a media group is working a …

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