Civilian drones are making the skies more congested than ever before, and with it, the increase of incidents involving drone have developed in several countries. The UK Airprox Board, which monitors safety issues in British airspace, identified 56 air proximity incidents involving drones since last year. Meanwhile in the U.S, 583 drones incidents have take place between August 2015 and January 2017. Most of them were minor incidents, but others have been in airport airspace.
These days a great deal of buzz seems to be perpetually in motion surrounding U.S. President-elect Donald J. Trump. Regardless of where you stand politically, one thing is clear; change is imminent. But will this change affect the emerging unmanned aviation industry, and if so, how?
The President-elect is in favor of privatizing air traffic management, according to Rep. Bill Shuster, R-Pa. Shuster claims Trump would like a private, non-profit corporation to take over the
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado - The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is investigating a close call between a drone and a passenger jet that took place on October 26, 2016 just south of the Colorado Springs airport, according to a report from KRDO News Channel 13 ABC. The pilot of an MD-80 jet reported an unidentified unmanned aircraft vehicle (UAV) flying at approximately 8,000 feet about 3/4 of a mile south of the airport runway. Air traffic control alerted the local sher
RENO, Nevada - The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), in partnership with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), is continuing to test a new air traffic control system being developed to help manage flights of unmanned aircraft systems in the U.S. and beyond. The goal of the new system is to develop a system that can be integrated into the current air traffic control system used by manned aviation. The second round of tests focused on tracking drone fli