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. […]

Bipartisan Bill Would Require Secondary Cockpit Door on All Existing Airplanes

Article 0 Comments U.S. lawmakers are pushing for stronger aviation security with a bipartisan bill that would require passenger airlines to install secondary security doors between cabins and the cockpit on current aircraft to prevent another Sept. 11-style attack. Hijackings remain a threat despite improvements in global aviation safety since […]

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 […]

Lion Air Plane’s Cockpit Voice Recorder Recovered in Java Sea

Article 0 Comments Indonesia found the cockpit voice recorder from the Lion Air plane that crashed in October, giving investigators a real chance at solving the mystery of what brought down a modern jet. The CVR of the Boeing Co. 737 Max aircraft was intact when it was recovered in […]

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 […]

Lion Air Ends Hunt for 2nd Black Box, but Indonesia Plans to Resume Search

Article 0 Comments Lion Air has ended its search for the cockpit voice recorder (CVR) from its Boeing 737 MAX jet that crashed into the Java Sea in October, but Indonesian investigators said they plan to launch their own probe as soon as possible. The crash, the world’s first of […]

Deaths on Passenger Jet Aircraft Rise Across Globe in 2018

Article 0 Comments The fatality rate on passenger jet aircraft worldwide jumped in 2018 after airlines recorded zero accident deaths on passenger jets in the prior year, according to a Dutch consulting firm and an aviation safety group. Dutch aviation consulting firm To70 and the Aviation Safety Network both reported […]

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 […]