Articles tagged “drones”

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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

Paris Air Show Will Put Spotlight on Airbus Versus Boeing and Drones

Paris Air Show Will Put Spotlight on Airbus Versus Boeing and Drones

John Leicester, Associated Press

The annual Paris Air Show couldn't come too soon as it gives the airline industry a chance to change the topic from high-profile customer service transgressions and IT failures to innovation from leading manufacturers and newbies.

2 years ago

Pilots Call for Drone Crackdown After Three Near-Misses at London Heathrow

Pilots Call for Drone Crackdown After Three Near-Misses at London Heathrow

Siobhan Starrs, Associated Press

In the past year, Heathrow had serious near-misses involving drones and aircraft. Pilots warn that a collision with a passenger jet could be "catastrophic."

3 years ago

Dubai to Test Drone Taxis for Travelers

Dubai to Test Drone Taxis for Travelers

Jon Gambrell, Associated Press

We're not sure if this idea will fly — at least with the public. Dubai hopes to have a passenger-carrying drone in July. But it took time for best practices and regulations for helicopters to be worked out. It may be too soon to send individuals soaring by drone over traffic and buildings.

3 years ago

Apple Wants to Use Drones to Catch up With Google Maps

Apple Wants to Use Drones to Catch up With Google Maps

Mark Gurman, Alan Levin, Bloomberg

Since Google Maps is ubiquitous, and is one of the most popular trip-planning apps in existence, it makes sense that another monolith like Apple would push hard to compete.

3 years ago

Disney Parks Get Permission to Add Drones to the Mix in the U.S.

Disney Parks Get Permission to Add Drones to the Mix in the U.S.

Associated Press

Disney may use these for security, but we're certain they'll use them for nighttime entertainment events.

3 years ago

These Radical Hotels of the Future Emphasize Mobility and Sustainability

These Radical Hotels of the Future Emphasize Mobility and Sustainability

Deanna Ting, Skift

These ideas may seem a bit far-fetched for now, but they point to a future where hospitality can take you to places you never expected to be able to stay.

3 years ago

Senate Bill Would Mandate Refunds for Checked Bags That Arrive Late

Senate Bill Would Mandate Refunds for Checked Bags That Arrive Late

Associated Press

Which provision in the Senate aviation bill is less likely to become law: Putting flight attendant rest rules on par with pilots or mandating that families with young kids be able to sit together? Both provisions have merit but we're talking about the U.S. Congress here.

3 years ago

Drones Take the Place of Lasers as Top Concern for Airline Safety

4 years ago

Study: It’s Only a Matter of Time Until a Drone Hits a U.S. Airliner

Study: It’s Only a Matter of Time Until a Drone Hits a U.S. Airliner

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

The U.S. government needs to better regulate unmanned drones before a drone collision brings down a commercial airliner.

4 years ago

Growing Threat of Reckless Drones Prompt Move to Require Registration

Growing Threat of Reckless Drones Prompt Move to Require Registration

Joan Lowy, Associated Press

There's no real compelling case on the other side of this argument.

4 years ago

FAA Comes Down Hard on Drone Operator Near Airports and Major Cities

FAA Comes Down Hard on Drone Operator Near Airports and Major Cities

Joan Lowy, Associated Press

This is about sending a message the FAA hopes will be heard by drone operators. But it's the small operators that should be the source of worry at airports and airlines.

4 years ago