Drones

What happened to the promise of drone delivery?

Widespread use of delivery drones appeared to be a thing of the near future. It never materialised though. So, what happened?...


Ukrainian Navy deploys first batch of Turkish Bayraktar TB-2 drones

Ukrainian Naval Forces have received and started testing its first batch of Turkish Bayraktar TB2 combat drones....


US Navy admits ships were swarmed by unidentified drones

A US Navy’s top officer confirmed a bizarre incident in which Navy vessels were swarmed by dozens of unidentified drones....


IAI introduces helicopter drones to manage wide-area surveillance

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) introduced an unmanned helicopter unit designed to perform a wide array of surveillance and monitoring tasks for large areas....


Japan Airlines to launch new UAV pilot training program

Japan Airlines (JAL) announced it would launch a new drone operator training program to accelerate drone-led business development in Japan post COVID-19....


Japan Airlines backed by Tokyo government to study drones

Japan Airlines (JAL) announced to be partaking in a drone study aiming to explore the logistics of delivering pharmaceuticals, food and security services by 2022....


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....


“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....


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. ...


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....