Drone Sighting Halts Flights At Dubai Airport

Dubai International is one of the busiest airports in the world. Any delays at DXB can have a knock on effect that can be felt across the globe. Drone disruptions are thus the last thing that the airport needs but it had to put up with that earlier this week when departures were halted for some time after a drone sighting.

DJI To Improve Airport Geofencing Of Its Drones

DJI’s drones have come with geofencing technology since 2013 but amid recent reports of drones causing disruptions at airports, the company has now decided to further improve the geofencing of its drones. Drones pose serious risks to airplanes and have caused numerous flight delays over the past few years as airports often have to shut down operations until they’re sure that no drones are in the flight path.

Alps Alpine Indoor Positioning For Drones

Alps Alpine has been working on an indoor navigation system that would enable a very precise location acquisition, good enough to let autonomous drones fly accurately and safely for monitoring missions, among other things.

Dubai Police’s Hydrogen Drone Can Fly For Three Hours Continuously

Batteries get heavier as you increase the capacity and that remains a major limitation for quadcopter drones. Thus it’s difficult to get a few hours worth of nonstop flight time out of them. Military drones can obviously fly for much longer but that technology is entirely different from the quadcopters used by hobbyists and many emergency services. Dubai Police has come up with a different solution, it has unveiled a […]


Newark Airport Temporarily Halted Operations Following Drone Sightings

Last year there were reports about how potential drone sightings forced the Gatwick Airport to halt its operations. Now according to a report from Reuters, it seems that recent sightings at Newark Airport might have forced operations to be temporarily halted. This is according to the FAA who confirmed that due to alleged drone sightings flying over Teterboro Airport, operations had to be temporarily halted as a result.

FAA Could Allow Drone Flights Over Crowds

The Federal Aviation Administration is reportedly thinking about softening drone restrictions and allowing flights over crowds. The proposals have been unveiled this week which would classify drones in three main categories each with their own set of restrictions. The drones will be categorized based on their weight and the amount of damage that they can potentially do to a person.

Google Testing Out Coffee Delivery By Drones In Australia

Is drone delivery the future of deliveries? We know that some companies are already working on such technology, and a recent video published by the Wall Street Journal has revealed that over in the state of Canberra, Australia, Google is already testing out and making deliveries by autonomous drones.

Indemnis Wants To Put Parachutes On Your Drones

There are reasons why drones are not allowed to fly over crowds. This is due to safety because should a drone suddenly lose power, it will crash to the ground and depending on how big it is and whether the rotary blades are still moving, can cause pretty serious accidents as we have seen in the past.

Possible Drone Sighting Halts Departures At London’s Heathrow Airport

Heathrow is the busiest airport in the United Kingdom and one of the busiest in the world. Any delays caused due to disruptions at the airport certainly have a knock-on effect across the globe as passengers take-off late and many might miss their connecting flights. It’s facing a disruption today as a possible drone sighting has halted departures as this busy airport.

DJI’s $650 Mavic 2 Controller Has A Built-In Display

DJI has launched a new controller for its drones that costs $650 and features a built-in display. The controller doesn’t support all of its drones as it’s expensive than a couple of them in the first place. It’s only meant for use with the Mavic 2 Zoom and Mavic 2 Pro drones. Think of it as an expensive R/C controller that has a 5.5 inch 1080p display which runs Android.

London’s Main Airports Have Acquired Anti-Drone Systems

The end of December is a busy travel season and it’s a time that airport authorities want to ensure that everything keeps running smoothly. That didn’t happen for London’s Gatwick airport this year, though, as a drone flew too close to the airport and necessitated a shutdown. Thousands of passengers were affected as flights were resumed at the UK’s second largest airport after three days. Heathrow and Gatwick are London’s […]

NYC’s New Year’s Eve Security To Include Drones

The New Year’s Eve ball drop in New York City’s Times Square is perhaps the biggest gathering in the world where people wait to ring in the new year. As one can probably imagine, providing security for an event of this size is a mammoth task in and of itself. The New York Police Department works with other law enforcement partners to ensure that people can enjoy the festivities safely. […]

Couple Released Without Charges Over Gatwick Drone Incident

A couple who were arrested over the Gatwick drone incident have recently been released without charges, and might be considering suing the newspapers that identified them. According to Mark Stephens, head of media law at Howard Kennedy, he claims that the couple has a strong case should they wish to pursue it.

Two Have Been Arrested In Gatwick Airport Drone Disruption

The other day it was reported that a couple of rogue drones were spotted flying around Gatwick Airport in London, resulting in flights being grounded while the authorities tried to figure out a way to bring the drones down and to locate the drone operators who were clearly in big trouble over this.