More research is required into the potential impact of ‘drone’ collisions

The potential impact of ‘drone’ collisions

James Stamp, global head of aviation, at KPMG comments on the drone incident at that occurred on Sunday at London’s Heathrow airport

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Stamp said: “People who fly drones in controlled airspace are potentially putting lives in danger, and should be subject to the strongest possible sanctions available under the law. A number of practical steps should be taken, including requiring drones to be registered, tougher penalties for irresponsible behaviour, and technology based solutions that will prevent the drones entering restricted airspace in the first place.  More research is also required into the potential impact of collisions because, while the impact of bird-strikes has been well researched, the impact of drone impacts is less well understood”

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