Just like how Spidey slings a web to capture bad guys, this little drone shoots a net to stop dangerous flying drones. DroneCatcher's special track and trace tech ensures the drone is precisely hit and caught by the shooting net. It is important for law enforcement to be equipped with the solutions to stop armed drones. With tech like DroneCatcher, law enforcement could more easily protect targets attractive to terrorists.
Within the decade, several airlines could be on their way to rolling out pilotless flights, reports Fox Business. Also, United States citizens were more likely, at 27percent, than German and French citizens, at 13 percent overall, to take a flight without a pilot. From those savings, UBS surmises that the consumer would benefit with cheaper ticket costs. In the report, UBS states: "The average percentage of total cost and average benefit that could be passed onto passengers in price reduction for the U.S. airlines is 11 percent."
Researchers hope their ongoing studies will help the regulatory side of the drone industry catch up with the technology. While drone manufacturers and companies investing in unmanned flight are eager to reap the economic benefits, industry leaders and regulators agree the advance safety research is crucial to prevent crowded skies from turning into the Wild West. While drone manufacturers and companies investing in unmanned flight are eager to reap the economic benefits, industry leaders and regulators agree the advance safety research is crucial to prevent crowded skies from turning into the Wild West. Researchers hope their ongoing studies will help the regulatory side of the drone industry catch up with the technology.
Boeing is looking ahead to a brave new world where jetliners fly without pilots and aims to test some of the technology next year, the world's biggest plane maker said in a briefing ahead of the Paris Airshow. Jetliners can already take off, cruise and land using their onboard flight computers and the number of pilots on a standard passenger plane has dropped to two from three over the years. Self-flying aircraft would need to meet the safety standards of air travel, which had its safest year in 2016, according to the Aviation Safety Network. After in-depth talks with nearly 60 customers it concluded that current wide-body planes have too much range for most of the routes narrow-body planes fly, Boeing Commercial Airplanes Chief Executive Kevin McAllister said in a separate briefing.
Tim Seward said that he paid more for a seat on an Asiana Airlines flight with extra leg room, but a flight attendant told him Sunday that he had to get up or face ejection. "They threatened me that they were going to kick me off the plane if I didn't move," Seward told news station KGO-TV. In the video, the flight attendant says he's concerned that Seward won't be able to perform the exit seat duties. The Federal Aviation Administration's guidelines say that "presence of the prosthesis would not be the determinant" for performing exit seat duties, but rather physical ability.
In March, officials implemented the initial ban of certain electronic devices on flights to the U.S. from 13 international airports due to reports of increased terror threats that suggested Al Qaeda and other groups were still looking to smuggle explosive materials onboard planes. When DHS implemented the initial ban, it said that there was "reason to be concerned" about attempts by terrorist groups to "circumvent aviation security," and said that terrorist groups continue to "target aviation interests." According to DHS, the affected airports were: Jordan's Queen Alia International Airport, Cairo International Airport, Ataturk International Airport, Saudi Arabia's Kin Abdul-Aziz International Airport, Saudi Arabia's King Khalid International Airport, Kuwait International Airport, Morocco's Mohammad V Airport, Qatar's Hamad International Airport, Dubai International Airport, and Abu Dhabi International Airport. Last week, House Homeland Security Chairman Michael McCaul, R-Texas, told Fox News that recent changes to aviation security were based on "specific and credible intelligence."
Announced on Thursday by Canadian transport minister Marc Garneau, the new regulations place strict limitations on drone flights close to people, animals, and buildings. "I am taking measures now, before a drone hits an airplane and causes a catastrophic accident," Garneau told the Globe and Mail, adding, "That's the kind of nightmare scenario that keeps me up at night." Canada already had a set of regulations in place aimed at drone users, but in most cases violators had no fear of punishment. Garneau told the Globe and Mail the government needed to do "everything in our power to stop this from happening."
As the bird flaps its way through the water particles, its wings generate disruptive waves, tracing patterns that help scientists understand how animals fly. In a new study, a team of scientists measured and analyzed the particle trails that were produced by the goggle-wearing parrot's test flights, and showed that previous computer models of wing movement aren't as accurate as they once thought. "We were surprised to find the vortices that are usually drawn in papers and text books as beautiful donut rings turned out to break up dramatically after two to three wing beats," Lentink told Live Science in an email. Creating better models will be an important next step for studying animal flight, Lentink told Live Science.