Geo-fencing vital to safeguard critical airspace from drones
Commenting on the Government’s new proposals to ensure the safe use of drones, Chairman of the Airport Operators Association Ed Anderson said:
“Drones are an exciting new technology that, if operated safely, can bring many benefits to aviation and the UK as a whole. New Government regulations to ensure that the growth in drone use does not endanger or disrupt civil aviation are welcome but enforcement will be vital for these new rules to be effective.
“The Government should now move quickly to also introduce mandatory geo-fencing technology. This would safeguard critical airspace around airports from accidental drone incursions. We believe this is the most effective way to ensure that unsafe drone use does not have major consequences.
“It is crucial drone users are aware of risks and regulations around drones so they can use their drones responsibly. That is why the AOA has supported the Drone Code, which is an important tool in raising awareness. We will continue to promote these and other initiatives to help drone users fly drones safely.”