Government to ‘modernise’ airspace improving drone use

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The UK government has set out its plan to modernise airspace to make the use of drone technology safer.

The Air Traffic Management and Unmanned Aircraft Bill set out by the government will provide the Transport Secretary with new powers to force airports to modernise their airspace.

Alongside providing police further powers to reduce illegal drone use, the new bill will attempt to improve the integration of drones into current air traffic.

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The government sees the new bill as an instrumental step in its attempts to ensure that professional drone operators, business and emergency services can harness the benefits of drone technology while also mitigating disruption, misuse and potential safety risks.

Transport Secretary, Grant Shapps, said: “Drones have great potential to transform how we move people and goods and could help save lives in search and rescue missions.

“This new bill will help us ensure that drone technology is used safely.”

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