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Gatwick Airport

Gatwick Airport

International airport in west sussex, england

The legislation aims to tackle drone-related incidents such as the one which caused chaos at Gatwick Airport last year.
Rogue drones will be brought down by "detect and destroy" technology under plans for a new national counter-drone force to prevent Gatwick-style disruption, ministers have announced.
By Simon Wingrove, Direcor of Strategy and Incubation at BT Many will recall the Gatwick Airport drone incident that occurred late last year. Over three days, drones were seen flying over airplane runways, causing hundreds of flights to delay or cancel, and displacing 140, 000 passengers. For...
The reusable cups can be dropped off at designated points before passengers board their planes.
Gatwick's decision to suspend operations was taken after a risk assessment with police, authorities say.
Drones were seen in, or close to, Gatwick's takeoff and landing zones in December, the BBC has learned.
"Extensive searches" are being carried out in the area after reports of a drone halted flights on Tuesday.
Departures at London's Heathrow airport were temporarily stopped after a drone was seen.
LONDON (AP) -- The Latest on disruption at London's Gatwick Airport caused by drones (all times local): 2:35 a.m. UK police say two people have been arrested for suspected "criminal use of drones" in the Gatwick Airport case. Sussex police said early Saturday morning the two arrests were made at...
LONDON (AP) -- British police say two people were arrested early Saturday morning for suspected "criminal use of drones'" in the Gatwick Airport case that has created nightmarish holiday travel delays for tens of thousands of passengers. Sussex police did not release the age or gender of the two...
LONDON (AP) -- London's Gatwick Airport was plagued by long lines and flight delays Saturday but no new drone sightings, allowing British officials to hope the worse was over after two people were arrested in connection with the drone invasion that had shut down the country's second-busiest...
JERUSALEM (AP) -- An Israeli technology company says its anti-drone system is drawing major interest after rogue unmanned aircraft sowed chaos at London's Gatwick Airport last week. The Israeli company Skylock is among a growing industry specializing in detecting and downing intruder drones by...
The monitoring equipment will be installed at hotspots and restricted areas such as airports.
Security minister Ben Wallace says those who use drones illegally can expect severe punishments.
Who covers the extra costs as flights are disrupted - and other practical questions answered.
Passengers are warned to expect more disruption after flights were grounded and diverted overnight.
Workers who assist passengers at Gatwick will stage three 48-hour strikes.

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