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Gatwick travel misery: runway reopens, suspects still at large

Gatwick Airport has reopened its runway on the morning of December 21, 2018, and is allowing a limited amount of flights to take off and land. The incident comes on the heels of what the airport expects to be the busiest day of travel. The suspect or suspects of the “deliberate” act are still at large, despite a full-blown police investigation, involving government and military assistance....


Ruta Burbaite
“Please do not travel to Gatwick”, drone surge halts all flights

Drones spotted in and around London’s Gatwick Airport (LGW) airfield on the morning of December 20, 2018, have led to the suspension of all flights “for safety reasons”. And the uproar seems to be serious. The airport says its airfield has been closed as authorities continue to investigate multiple drone sightings detected since the previous evening....


Ruta Burbaite
Dreamliner’s chilling near-miss: drone came within 10ft of plane

On June 25, 2018, one of Virgin Atlantic’s Boeing 787-9s came very close to a tragedy when upon its approach to London’s Heathrow Airport (LHR) a drone was spotted passing the plane within just 10 feet. ...


AeroTime Team
Dark side of aviation growth: are we forgetting human rights?

New forms of military and commercial exploitation are increasing the disparity of power between those who dominate airspace and outer space, and the billions of people on the ground affected by the impacts....


Boeing, Robotic Skies to work on enhanced commercial UAS services
AeroTime Team
Boeing, Robotic Skies to work on enhanced commercial UAS services

Boeing and subsidiaries Jeppesen and Aviall have joined with Robotic Skies to develop  industry-leading supply chain management and optimization, analytics, and MRO services for the commercial and civil UAS markets....


Zivile Zalagenaite
Drones, volcanoes and the ‘computerisation’ of the Earth

The use of drones in the eruption of the Agung volcano is just the latest example of the “computerisation of nature” and raises questions about how reality is increasingly being constructed by software....


Zivile Zalagenaite
How drones are being used in Zanzibar’s fight against malaria

Both it and mainland Tanzania have fought a long, well documented battle with malaria. Now epidemiologists and public health managers are looking to complement indoor-based nets and spraying with outdoor based solutions. In effect, they’re taking the battle to mosquitoes. And drones are a crucial part of their armoury....


Zivile Zalagenaite
Drones are taking to the skies above Africa to map land ownership

Mapping land boundaries is an important way to boost a country’s economic growth and development. It contributes towards better security of land ownership, allows land owners to get bank loans and helps governments to tax owners correctly....


AeroTime Extra
Chinese Online Retailer is Developing One-Ton Delivery Drones

Chinese online retailer announced plans Monday to develop drone aircraft capable of carrying a ton or more for long-distance deliveries....


Yulius Yoma
New bill could allow Connecticut police to use armed drones

Civil liberty activists and organizations in Connecticut (USA) are worried that a recent proposal could make the state the first to allow police to integrate weapons on drones, Sputnik News reports....