UK to Extend No-Fly Zone for Drones Flying Near Airports

Article 0 Comments Britain will impose a 5 kilometer (3.1 mile) drone exclusion zone around its runways as the government responds to illegal incursions that closed London Gatwick airport for 36 hours in December, disrupting travel for more than 120,000 people. The measures, taking effect March 13, extend the current […]

Dubai International Airport Suspends Flights over Suspected Drones

Article 0 Comments Flights from Dubai International Airport were suspended for half an hour starting from 10:13 a.m. local time over “suspected drone activity,” a Dubai Airports spokesperson said in an emailed statement. A hub for Emirates airlines, the airport in Dubai is among the world’s busiest for international travelers. […]

Drone Travel Chaos at Gatwick Airport Cost EasyJet Nearly $20 Million

Article 0 Comments EasyJet lost 15 million pounds ($19 million) during 36 hours of travel chaos sparked by drones flying into London’s Gatwick Airport in December, the budget airline said on Tuesday, adding it should serve as a “wake-up call” to airports. The British carrier, the largest operator at Britain’s […]

London’s Heathrow Halts Flights After Drone Sighting

Article 0 Comments Flights from London’s Heathrow airport were halted on Tuesday after the airport said there had been sightings of a drone near Europe’s busiest air hub. “We are responding to a drone sighting at Heathrow,” the airport said. “As a precautionary measure, we have stopped departures while we […]

London’s Gatwick Airport Reopens After Drones Cause 36 Hours of Travel Chaos

Article 0 Comments London’s Gatwick Airport reopened on Friday after a saboteur wrought 36 hours of travel chaos for over a hundred thousand Christmas travelers by using drones to play cat-and-mouse with police snipers and the army. After the biggest disruption at Gatwick, Britain’s second busiest airport, since a volcanic […]

London’s Gatwick Airport Suspends Flights on Multiple Drone Sightings

Article 0 Comments London’s Gatwick airport is closed to aircraft following multiple sightings of illegal drones, disrupting flights for as many as 115,000 people on one of the busiest travel days of the year. Lines of passengers circled Gatwick’s two terminals Thursday and hundreds hunkered down on departure-hall floors, with […]

Possible Drone Strike on Aeromexico Jetliner Under Investigation

Article 0 Comments Grupo Aeromexico SAB is investigating whether a drone slammed into a Boeing Co. 737 jetliner as the aircraft approached its destination in Tijuana, Mexico, on the U.S. border. Images on local media showed considerable damage to the nose of the 737-800, which was operating Wednesday as Flight […]