Heathrow Airport closed again #Drones – Its time for new unmanned aircraft standards…

Wednesday 8th January: Departures at Heathrow have been stopped after a drone was sighted, the airport says.

A Heathrow spokeswoman said the airport was working with police to “prevent any threat to operational safety”.

“As a precautionary measure, we have stopped departures while we investigate. We apologise to passengers for any inconvenience this may cause.”

It comes after last month’s disruption at Gatwick Airport after drones were reported.

AVIATION SAFETY ASIA – UNMANNED SAFETY SPECIALISTS AND DEVELOPERS OF THE WORLDS FIRST DRONE SAFETY STANDARD

Readers can watch the issue unfold live via this link to Heathrow Airport (EGLL) on Flight Radar 24

Aviation Safety Asia’s Unmanned Aircraft Specialist and UASI Co-Founder Professor Ronald Bartsch was recently interviewed following the major Gatwick Drone incident – you can view his interview here

Further information and updates on this story are available from the BBC here

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