Glasgow drone and airliner near-miss ups tally of terrible UAV pilot infractions

near-miss drone airliner

Alas, yet another report has come down of a close call between a passenger plane and an illegally operated uncrewed aerial vehicle (UAV) – this time from Scotland. The near-miss incident involved a drone coming within 100 feet of a commercial airliner during its approach to Glasgow’s Paisley Airport – and at night to boot.

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Drone involved in near collision with aircraft at Helsinki

An incident involving a drone and a commercial aircraft is being described as “serious” by Finnish Transport and Communications agency Traficom. It happened May 13 of this year, but the information has only been released in recent days.

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US airports trial night drone operations for surveillance, wildlife management

In a first, nighttime drone operations are being conducted at two airports in the United States to test strategies for flying drones safely and effectively in controlled airspace.

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Brussels Airport conducts 5G drone flight and detection test

At the end of last month and the beginning of this month, Brussels Airport partnered with Skeyes to test the use of drones around the airport to increase the safety, security, and efficiency of operations. The two also tested a drone detection system that will keep it safe from rogue drones entering the airspace.

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Increased illegal drone activity at Alice Springs airport caused by COVID grounded fleet

Over the last few months, Alice Springs Airport staff in Northern Australia have noticed an increase in illegal drone flights as a result of COIVD grounding a large fleet of aircraft at the airport. It makes for interesting but illegal and dangerous aerial photos.

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Cranfield Airport to use Altitude Angel’s GuardianUTM platform

Altitude Angel announced last week that its GuardianUTM Platform will be deployed at Cranfield Airport in England in an effort to allow research institutes, students, and private enterprises to interface with the GuardianUTM O/S and test it out.

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