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Drone Disruptions

For the second time in a week Singapore’s Changi Airport experienced delays due to unauthorized drone activity. Approximately 15 departures and 3 arrivals were delayed and 7 flights were diverted. The Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore has deemed it illegal to fly within 5km of any airport or military airbase, or higher than 200 feet. With the widespread use of drones by the public it’s an ongoing battle for airports and authorities.

 

New Aircraft Design Concepts

As well as the explosion of new startups for hybrid and fully electric aircraft, there are a growing number of projects that aim to boldly change the efficiency of current aircrafts. These unconventional designs could help to reduce engine noise, shorter take off and landing, minimized weight and reduced drag. Take a look at our blog for some of the concepts from NASA, Onera and Boeing.

 

Russia Cancels Georgia Flights

Russian news outlets are reporting that they plan to halt flights by Russian carriers to neighboring Georgia from July 8th. The ban comes after Russia reported Georgia failed to pay debts accrued for air navigation services. It’s estimated that 150,000 Russians will have to cancel planned trips to Georgia in the coming months.

 

This Week’s Why Fly Private

A woman travelling on an Air Canada flight had a rude awakening. She woke up to find herself on the empty darkened plane – and to top things off her phone was dead. She attempted to use the cockpit comms and eventually managed to unlock a cabin door, gaining the attention of ground crew who assisted her off the aircraft. Air Canada have not yet commented on how the woman was left overlooked.

 

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