Articles tagged “drones”

Drone Reports Halted Flights at Newark Airport

Drone Reports Halted Flights at Newark Airport

Justin Bachman and Alan Levin, Bloomberg

Drone disruptions of airline operations? Start of a trend? Probably.

2 months ago

Heathrow Is Looking to Add 25,000 Flights a Year

Heathrow Is Looking to Add 25,000 Flights a Year

Jacqueline Poh, Bloomberg

UK airports are seeing lots of new investment. Expansion is good, but will Brexit end up being a spoiler for Heathrow and Gatwick?

3 months ago

Aviation Industry Weighs Implications of Gatwick Drone Incident as Suspects Released

Aviation Industry Weighs Implications of Gatwick Drone Incident as Suspects Released

Ellen Milligan, Bloomberg

Regardless of the ultimate findings of what actually happened at Gatwick regarding the drone incident, the event is a wakeup call to the aviation industry.

3 months ago

Gatwick Reopens After 2 Are Arrested for Drone Flights

Gatwick Reopens After 2 Are Arrested for Drone Flights

Gregory Katz, Associated Press

This is only the beginning of the airport drone menace.

3 months ago

The Drone Problem Is Not Going Away for Airports

The Drone Problem Is Not Going Away for Airports

Christopher Jasper and Nate Lanxon, Bloomberg

This is bizarre. Big airports in major markets don't just shut down. London Gatwick needs to get a handle on its issue — and soon.

3 months ago

Drone Scare Disrupts London Gatwick During Holiday Rush

Drone Scare Disrupts London Gatwick During Holiday Rush

Justin Bachman, Kyunghee Park and Christopher Jasper, Bloomberg

As we've remarked over the years, it's only a matter of time until a doofus with a drone knocks an airliner out of the sky and kills dozens or hundreds of people. In fact, it almost happened recently in Mexico.

3 months ago

Tourist Towns Look to Tech for Shark Attack Solutions

Tourist Towns Look to Tech for Shark Attack Solutions

Olivia Carville, Bloomberg

We welcome new technologies that promise to make it safer to swim in the ocean. But destinations need to clamp down on activity organizers that bait sharks, too.

6 months ago

Flying Taxi Startup Aims to Make Drone-Like Helicopters Popular

Flying Taxi Startup Aims to Make Drone-Like Helicopters Popular

Stefan Nicola, Bloomberg

German startup Volocopter seeks to raise more money to build drone-like helicopters for ferrying passengers. We tend to be skeptical of toys for the rich like this — even if this editor wants to fly one.

10 months ago

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Why Airlines Should Embrace the Potential of Passenger Drones

Why Airlines Should Embrace the Potential of Passenger Drones

CarTrawler + Skift

Passenger drones are edging their way to becoming viable options for travelers transferring to and from airports. Airlines should explore how they can take advantage of this technology through potential upgrades and loyalty points before being left behind.

11 months ago

Taxi Drones Could Take Flight in Dubai in 2018

Taxi Drones Could Take Flight in Dubai in 2018

Tom Mackenzie, Bloomberg

Next great startup idea? Drone phobia classes for reluctant flying car passengers in Dubai, Saudi Arabia and Singapore, EHang's hoped-for initial markets. There have definitely been worse startup ideas.

1 year ago

Portugal Comes Closer to a Drone Crackdown After Airplane Near-Misses

Portugal Comes Closer to a Drone Crackdown After Airplane Near-Misses

Associated Press

There hasn't been a confirmed collision between a drone and a commercial aircraft. But the potential for a disaster is real enough that pilots unions in many countries want the hobbyist devices policed. It's hard to disagree.

2 years ago

Pilots Demand Drone Regulation After Gatwick Airport Runway Briefly Shut

Pilots Demand Drone Regulation After Gatwick Airport Runway Briefly Shut

Associated Press

Drones are an aviation disaster waiting to happen. Absent tough regulations, it is only a matter of time.

2 years ago