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The Impacts of Drones on Aviation

If you’ve ever wondered what the impacts of drones on aviation are, be sure to check out this video from NATS.

The industry of air travel has developed rapidly in the last 100 years with very little interruption. However with the introduction of drones to existing airspace, threats are becoming more apparent as data emerges of the chaos they can cause if introduced into high traffic areas.

An incident near to the UK’s Gatwick airport, where a drone was spotted on the airport’s final approach path caused the runway to be closed for two separate periods, has understandably received a lot of press coverage.

Although beautiful, this visualisation highlights just how serious aviation specialists and authorities take this new threat.

 

Video Source: NATS

 

Sound advice from the team behind this video:

If you know anyone who’s planning to fly a drone, please, make sure they read the CAA Dronecode and download the Drone Assist app before they fly so that they fly safely.

 

Read more on the NATS website

Article: Drone Disruption at Gatwick

NATS is the UK’s leading provider of air traffic control services. Each year we handle 2.4 million flights and 250 million passengers in UK airspace. In addition to providing services to 13 UK airports, we work in more than 30 countries around the world spanning Europe, the Middle East , Asia and America.

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