British Drone Collision Trials Spur Critical Damage Fears

It is no surprise that a report on the first collision tests between consumer unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and manned aircraft does not make for pleasant reading. Windscreens on both helicopters and airliners are at risk of critical damage if struck by drones, according to trials jointly commissioned by the UK’s Department for Transport, Military Aviation Authority and the British Airline Pilots Association.

They revealed that consumer drones can “cause significantly more …


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