The most popular UAV plagues London Airport

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UAVs continue to plague London Airport

UAVs continue to plague London Airport

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original title: UAVs continue to plague London Airport

London Heathrow Airport said on January 9 that the airport business that had been stagnated due to UAV interference had returned to normal. At present, the British military and police have been involved in the investigation of the UAV interference incident, and the airport also said it would fully cooperate with the investigation

on the afternoon of January 8 local time, a suspicious UAV was found near London Heathrow airport, and then the airport was forced to suspend aircraft takeoff and landing for about one hour. This is the second time in nearly a month that London Airport has been disturbed by UAVs. On December 19 last year, London Gatwick airport was suspended for more than 36 hours due to the discovery of UAV flights in the air traffic control area, resulting in tens of thousands of passengers stranded

in recent years, the number of accidents caused by UAVs in British airports and aircraft has been increasing. In 2014, there were less than 10 related accidents, and by 2018, it had soared to more than 100. No matter how big or small, UAVs are likely to have a significant impact on the flight safety of aircraft. UAVs weighing more than 2kg can break through the cockpit glass of some aircraft. Researchers from Imperial College of Technology said that although the possibility of collision between UAV and aircraft is not high, UAV may be sucked into the turbine engine of the aircraft to cause destructive effects. UAVs have caused accidents one after another, which has caused great public opinion influence in Britain. The voice about further strengthening the control of UAVs is rising day by day

in fact, the UK has already begun to manage UAV flight. According to British law, the UAV must always be within the sight of the pilot, that is, the distance from people, vehicles and buildings must be greater than 50 meters, and the flight height must not be higher than 120 meters; Since November 30 last year, UAVs with a mass between 250g and 20kg must be registered, and UAV users must also register and take the test on UAV driving ability. After the UAV incident at Gatwick Airport, the British government expanded the no fly zone for UAVs near the airport from the previous 1km to 5km. It can replace traditional materials such as metal and ceramics in many special fields, extending the no fly zone at the end of the runway. At the same time, it gives the police new enforcement power over UAV pilots. Those who violate these laws will face up to 5 years' imprisonment

Gatwick Airport said that it had invested 5million pounds to prevent similar incidents from happening again; Heathrow Airport confirmed after the incident that it would purchase an anti UAV system to ensure flight safety. The British government said it would introduce more anti UAV technologies such as detection and driving, especially in sensitive areas such as airports and prisons

some British media commented that with the increase in the number of UAVs, relevant laws and regulations also need to be followed up. At the same time, due to the special attribute of "separation of UAVs", there are still some difficulties in the positioning of UAV pilots, which makes it easy for some criminals to find opportunities. Therefore, it is also an important step in the future UAV management to focus on improving technical means to accurately locate the pilots with a long service life while driving away the UAVs entering the no fly area, so that the violators can be punished by vanadium batteries

(London, January 10)

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