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An increase in UK Airprox Drone & Airport reports

By admin In UAV News

28

Jan
2019

An increase in UK Airprox Drone & Airport reports

Al Stevens AJS Support

UK Airprox Board chart shows the number of reports involving drones and other objects up to November 2018. We were particularly interested in the red bars against the associated years on the chart. These are specifically incidents associated by the observer to be involving “drones”.

Since 2015 there have been 313 reported occurrences involving drones. Of this quantity, there are 22 that are recorded as drone operators reporting the Airprox.

The number of reported UK Airprox incidents involving drones has increased, with the most noticeable increase starting in 2015, and has risen up to around 120 drone reports for 2018. Of these 120, there are 66 that are incidents recorded in the vicinity of airports.

With the media writing about the recent reported sightings of drones flying near Gatwick and Heathrow airports in UK, we filtered the UK Airprox incident data to those UK Airprox taking place near to airport locations. The result is shown below.

For the above chart, there may be a few incidents that have not been caught in our filter for this exercise. That is if the recorded location does not obviously appear as an airport location. So if anything, the quantities of incidents may be a little higher.

The quantity of reported UK Airprox incidents involving drones near to airports has increased during the period to around 66 in 2018. Over the reporting period there appear to have been over 184 Airprox incidents raised involving drones near airport locations.

The specific subset of UK Airprox data that filtered for records involving Airports & Drones are associated to over 18 different airport locations, with 90 incidents recorded as in the location of Heathrow Airport and 21 reports around Manchester.

For London Heathrow in 2018 there was typically at least 1 incident involving drones a month with up to a maximum of 8 recorded in Jul 2018. There is an obvious peek during the warmer months of May – August. With London Heathrow and Manchester Airports being such busy locations in terms of flight activities, it figures that more reports would be generated. Or does it, or should this mean drone pilots should be more conscious of the impact and take measures to de-conflict.

London Gatwick only had one drone incident reported UK Airprox in June 2018 within this data-set and in 2017 had 9.

As with all subjects to do with flying drones in UK, it isn’t as straight forward as would be hoped. As an old cynic I would imagine that it is far too easy to select the “drone” category for any reporting of an Airprox associated to an unknown small object. I am however left in no doubt, that having seen the videos posted online by some pilots, and read the discussions to justify unsafe and inconsiderate flying; that there are some misguided individuals and groups that may be featured in the UK Airprox data, but unfortunately were not identifiable at the time.

This summary was posted for interest only and has no underlying message. Happy to hear any thoughts or viewpoints.

If you wish to learn more about UK Airprox Board visit : UK Airprox Board website.

A J S Support

Published at Mon, 28 Jan 2019 19:05:38 +0000

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Altitude Angel is excited to announce a new opportunity for a passionate Software Development Manager to help guide and inspire our talented Engineering team who have quality at their core.

As the Software Development manager (C# | ASP.Net | MVC Development) you will guide our Engineering team through the deployment of highly scalable applications built with Microsoft Technologies.

Responsibilities:

  • Successfully lead a team of Engineers, Testers, DevOps and UI/UX specialists whilst shaping the strategic direction and optimising performance and productivity within the team.
  • Coach, mentor and develop our technical Engineering team, and provide guidance through line management, 1:1s and performance reviews.
  • Oversee and manage the scaling-up of the Engineering team and processes through the planned expansion.
  • Working closely with the Programme Manager, Principal Engineers and key stakeholders, you will provide technical expertise and contribute to solution design. You will also hold accountability for project timescales and prioritisation in line with other business stakeholders.
  • Be responsible for driving the delivery of products, solutions and services to our customers, whilst ensuring that timescales are consistently met without compromising quality and our reputation.
  • Play a vital role in the development of the product roadmap whilst ensuring that product improvements and new products are delivered in line with customer expectations.
  • Providing technical representation and leadership on client engagement activities.
  • Get involved in and contribute to Altitude Angel’s R&D programmes and other thought-leadership activities in the burgeoning UTM sector. In time we would expect the ideal candidate to take a leadership role in driving the industry forwards and keep Altitude Angel at the forefront of its progress.

 Skills:

  • Technical background with the Microsoft stack and a thorough understanding of the full software development lifecycle (SDLC)
  • Previous management and leadership experience of a high-performing Engineering team
  • A strategic thinker with a track record of delivering software product improvements and new products in an agile and cost-effective manner
  • A solid understanding of best practices and experience in various methodologies, ideally Agile (SCRUM) and waterfall
  • Awareness and a desire to keep up-to-date with the latest technology trends and developments
  • A natural team player, highly-motivated and proactive multi-tasker with excellent organisational skills and ability to meet deadlines
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, attention to detail and the ability to make the complicated seem simple

 Our ideal candidate must have a strong desire to grow in one of the country’s most promising tech and aviation start-ups; to make a real impact on day one and to be able to rise to any challenge!

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Published at Mon, 28 Jan 2019 18:35:08 +0000

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