Following recent disruptions, new legislations regarding drones are coming into force, including increased airport exclusion zones, additional police power, fixed-penalty notices and modern technologies to detect and repel drones. Lee Mansell, COO of Operational Solutions, details how airports should use an UTM system to safely integrate drones into their operations.
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Roni Tidhar, Israel Airports Authority’s Head of International Consulting Services – Commercial branch, discusses how airports must consider and adapt their security procedures in the evolving airspace.
David Ryder, Head of Aviation Security at ACI EUROPE emphasises how there is no one particular threat in the aviation sector. If you let your guard slip in one aspect, then the whole system is vulnerable.
Research and innovation is underway in SESAR – the technological pillar of the Single European Sky – to ensure that increasing drone traffic in Europe’s skies can be managed safely, in particular in relation to commercial air transport. Florian Guillermet, Executive Director of the SESAR Joint Undertaking, tells us more.
Considering the detrimental effects on the aviation industry, Jonathan Nicholson, Assistant Director, Civil Aviation Authority, highlights the risks, opportunities and challenges related to the use of unmanned aircraft.
In this issue, find out about how artificial intelligence can manage even the worst of cyber-security breaches; how to ensure increasing drone traffic in Europe’s skies can be managed safely, and various approaches to enhancing non-aeronautical revenues.
The new regulations will ensure the safe, secure and sustainable operation of drones across Europe, with all states adhering to the same rules.
Collaboration and developed regulations are needed to help airports address the risks posed by drone-related disruption to aircraft operations.
Droniq provides a technical platform to track drones, enabling flights beyond the visual line of sight of the pilot in the future.
With projects ranging from air taxis to AI in air traffic control, the UK CAA's 'Innovation Sandbox' plans to keep UK aviation at the forefront of technology.
It has been suggested that national authorities should obtain guidance on the requirements for airports to implement anti-drone technologies.
As of today, the 13 March 2019, no-fly zones around UK airports have been extended to five kilometres to try and mitigate the impact rogue drones have upon an airspace.
Partnership between Cranfield University, Thales and Vodafone will see an investment in technology which is able to see the exact position of drones, ensuring drone use is safe beyond the line of sight.