Heathrow Statement On Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Published on : Tuesday, April 19, 2016

The Air Traffic Control Tower at Heathrow Airport at dusk. picture David Dyson

Commenting on the use of unmanned aerial vehicles and British airspace, a Heathrow spokesperson said:

 

“Heathrow’s top priority is the safety of our passengers and colleagues.

 

Anyone operating an unmanned aerial vehicle has an obligation to know the rules and ensure they are capable of operating it safely.  Doing so in proximity to an airfield or aircraft is both illegal and clearly irresponsible.

 

Stronger regulation and enforcement action must be a priority for the Government to ensure that the airspace around British airports remains amongst the safest in the world.

 

We will continue to work with our industry partners to ensure that any violation of airspace is fully prosecuted.”

Source:- Heathrow Airport

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